Stray bullet kills 12yo boy inside his Buffalo home

by Kim Boateng Posted on April 8th, 2019

Buffalo, New York:  Buffalo police are looking for leads after Bandar Elwaseem a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a stray bullet Saturday night in Buffalo.

This happened just after 8:30 p.m. on the 400 block of William Street near the intersection of Mortimer.

Police initially reported that a teenage male was struck by gunfire, causing serious injuries. They provided the following additional details in a news conference at the scene just after 11 p.m.

The bullet traveled across William Street into an upstairs apartment, police said. It went into the kitchen of that apartment, hitting the boy in the head.

Police identified the child as 12-year-old Bandar Elwaseem Sunday afternoon.

The bullet was one of many fired at a car in a parking lot. Another man, 22, was shot multiple times in the vicinity of the car. He was rushed into surgery at ECMC and is stable as of Sunday afternoon.

Police have not identified the adult male at this time, clarify whether he was in the car or near it, or divulge whether he was an intended target.

Crime Stoppers and the FBI are offering a reward of up to $12,500 for information leading to an arrest.

The search is now on for whoever did this. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at (716) 847-2255.

View a Sunday afternoon update from officials below.

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