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Amherst man, 31, fatally shot on Northumberland Avenue

A 31-year-old Amherst man was fatally shot in the 600 block of Northumberland Avenue just after 5 p.m Tuesday, Buffalo police said.

The unnamed victim died in Erie County Medical Center, police added.

The latest death in a wave of violence in the city follows the deadly shootings late Monday of two men in the 400 block of East Amherst Street, claiming the life of a 39-year-old man and critically injuring a 19-year-old man. Buffalo police said the two men, also unidentified, were shot about 10 p.m. Monday in their vehicle, which crashed into a utility pole.

Buffalo police are urging anyone with information about the shootings to call or text the Buffalo Police Confidential TIPCALL Line at 716-847-2255.