City man in jail after shooting

A Dunkirk man was arrested and charged in a shooting that occurred in the city Thursday afternoon.

Nathaniel D. Hollins Jr., 22, was charged with second-degree assault, a Class D felony; second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class C felony; and second-degree criminal use of a firearm, a Class C felony. His last known address was 57 Ruggles St., according to Dunkirk Police.

The unidentified victim sustained a single gunshot wound to his upper left leg in the incident which occurred in the 100 block of South Beaver Street around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Police received a call from Brooks Memorial Hospital at 1:41 p.m. that there was a gunshot victim in the emergency room.

Patrol and detective division officers responded and initiated an investigation with the victim. Officers began an intense followup investigation and by 3:33 p.m. took Hollins into custody. He was transported to Police Headquarters and locked up on the above charges. The detective division, along with both the 7-3 and 3-11 shifts patrol divisions participated in the investigation, which is ongoing.

Hollins was arraigned before City Court Judge Walter Drag Thursday evening and was sent to the County Jail in Mayville.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dunkirk Police Department Communications Desk at 366-2266 or the confidential tip line at 363-0313.