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NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls police investigated three shootings Thursday and Friday, including a teenage basketball player who was shot in the head with a BB gun.

The 16-year-old Cleveland Avenue resident was at Gluck Park about 4 p.m. Friday when struck in the head with a BB. Police said the teen was treated in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and advised to get outpatient surgery to remove the BB, which was imbedded in his skin.

About 11 p.m. Thursday, a man watching television in the 1300 block of Ontario Avenue heard three shots fired outside his home – one that went through a window.

At 2:14 a.m. Friday, a woman sleeping in her home in the 2800 block of Diamond Park Lane was awakened by four or five gunshots. Police found two shell casings in the street outside her home. Neighbors told police they saw the occupants of two vehicles – a black SUV and a red Chrysler – shooting at each other.

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