As of Monday morning, the Jamestown Police Department is still asking for the public’s help in providing information into the shooting incident that took place early Thanksgiving morning on South Main St. that left one person dead and two other injured. Three other separate incidents involving gun fire were reported in the city, although no one was injured in any of those incidents.
Police say the Thanksgiving morning homicide took just after 4 a.m. when an altercation broke during a gathering at 129 South Main Street. The altercation spilled out into the street and that’s when gunfire was reported, resulting in three people being shot. Police identified the person who died as 26 year-old Allan Burnett, Jr. of Buffalo.
Later on Thanksgiving Day, another reported shooting incident took place in the area of Falconer and Thayer Streets at about 1:15 p.m. Police say officers were called to the area and were advised two black males wearing black winter type jackets fired on a vehicle that was driving through the area.
Then on Friday at about 2:45 p.m., officers responded to 344 E. 4th St. for a report of multiple shots being fired. Officers arrived and were advised that a suspect dressed in black with a dark ski type mask entered an apartment at the address and fired multiple shots at an occupant. The occupant was not struck and no injuries were reported. The suspect fled the area running in an unknown direction.
And at about 8 p.m. Friday night, officers responded to multiple shots being fired in the area of Lakeview Ave. at Euclid Ave. Police say a vehicle driving by the scene was reportedly struck from one of the rounds fired but no persons have been reported to be injured.
Police said the incidents are considered specific, targeted acts and are not random acts of violence towards the general public.
As a result of the shootings, police presence in the city has increased, with the Jamestown Police Department adding more afternoon and evening patrols in the neighborhoods. The New York State Police have also added two more patrols for the city.
Anyone who may have information on this or the other shootings are asked to contact the Jamestown Police immediately at 483-7537 or they can leave an anoymous tip on the departments Tip 411 App or the Anonymous Tip Line at 483-8477 (Tips) All calls will be kept strictly confidential.