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21-year-old wounded in shooting; police ask for public's help

A young man was shot and wounded Friday afternoon in the 200 block of Hempstead Avenue, Buffalo police reported.

Northeast District officers responded to a call of gunfire on the street  just after 1:50 p.m. A 21-year-old man had been struck and injured. His name was not released.

However, a police spokesman reported that the victim was treated at Erie County Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries.

Police ask that anyone with information about the shooting call or text the confidential TIPCALL Line at (716) 847-2255.

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