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Man shot after emerging from Wilkes Avenue home targeted by incendiary device

A 30-year-old Cheektowaga man was shot when he emerged from  a house in the 100 block of Wilkes Avenue shortly after someone hurled an incendiary device at the residence shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday, Buffalo police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was treated for a gunshot wound in Erie County Medical Center and released, according to police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge. Buffalo firefighters extinguished a blaze triggered by the incendiary device. Damage was estimated at $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to either call or text the Buffalo Police Confidential TIPCALL Line at (716) 847-2255.

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