BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – One person was killed and two others were taken to the hospital after a shooting Thursday morning on I-190 in Buffalo, New York.
At least two of the victims appear to have been shot while inside a Buffalo Sewer Authority truck. At least eight bullet holes were seen in the city vehicle, including shots that went through the front windshield and side window.
One of the shooting victims taken to the hospital was listed in critical condition while the other was stable.
As a result of the shooting, the southbound lanes of I-190 were shut down. In the hour before the southbound lanes were fully closed, more than two miles of congestion could be seen building on the interstate.
As police investigated the shooting, I-190 southbound was shut down from Exit 11 (Route 198) to Exit 8 (Niagara Street), but by 12:30 p.m., all southbound lanes were blocked off and traffic was diverted off Exit 11.
Additionally, the left lane of I-190 northbound is closed due to police activity beyond the Niagara Street exit. People are being asked to avoid the area.
Authorities have not released any suspect information, or whether a suspect is in custody.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says her administration has been in contact with local officials regarding the incident.
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