Two houses on adjoining streets are hit by gunfire in Falls - The Buffalo News
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Two houses on adjoining streets are hit by gunfire in Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – Police investigating calls of shots fired at 20th Street and Woodlawn Avenue just after 3 a.m. Tuesday found two houses on 22nd Street and Woodlawn Avenue damaged by gunfire.

Police checking the area went to a home in the 1000 block of 22nd Street which had numerous calls for reports of fighting in the past few months.

Residents said they heard 4 to 5 shots and saw a man run east on Woodlawn Avenue. Police checking the house located a hole in the front window of the house and found that a bullet had entered the house and grazed the couch - stopping in the wall.

Several people were in the house and told police they were unaware that the house had been struck, had no idea what happened and did not see anything. One person in the house told police he was having issues with a person, but offered little information to police.

Police checking the area for crossfire located a projectile hole in a house across the street in the 2200 block of Woodlawn Avenue - as if gunfire had been exchanged, according to police.

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