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Sister of slain Buffalo man becomes target of gunmen

A Buffalo woman whose brother was fatally shot last summer told police some men knocked on her back door Friday night and opened fire while she and her child were in the bedroom of their East Side home. They were not injured.

Jasalyn Thompson, of Collins Walk, off Langfield Drive, said she believes that the shooters may have been enemies of her brother, Raymond Carmichael.

Carmichael, 20, of Northumberland Avenue, was killed by a shotgun blast July 8 in the Langfield Housing Projects.

Another man was killed July 9 nearby in a house on Sun Street, while an 18-year old was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting July 12 at Edison Avenue and Weston Avenue, just blocks away.

In Friday’s shooting, police said the men knocked on the door, yelled “Yo,” then fired a 9 mm handgun before fleeing. Two shots went through the kitchen, and three shots went through the child’s bedroom, police said.

The shots damaged two windows, walls and speakers.

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