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Buffalo man critically wounded in East Lovejoy shooting

A Buffalo man was critically wounded in a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning in the 1100 block of East Lovejoy Street.

A disturbance involving several people began shortly before 3 a.m. inside the Checkmate Bar & Grill, police said, and then spilled outside where the man was shot.

The 32-year-old man was transported to Erie County Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.

On Saturday afternoon, the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Department temporarily shut down the bar.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential tip line 847-2255.

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