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Two people were killed over the weekend in Buffalo, bringing the number of homicides so far this year to 29. A 25-year-old woman died early Saturday after she was shot on Shumway Street, near Paderewski Drive. She was identified by police as Shakila Cottrell of Buffalo. A 39-year-old man died after a double shooting early Sunday on Schreck Avenue, near Bailey and East De…

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department holds a National Night Out event from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. There will be a helicopter landing at 6:15 p.m. and a K9 demonstration at 7 p.m. In addition, town police, paramedics and firefighters will be on hand to meet residents and display their vehicles and equipment. Black Rock will provide musi…

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Four people were struck by gunfire in four separate shootings on Wednesday in Buffalo, according to police reports. Two of the shootings happened within several blocks of each other on the city's West Side. -A 25-year-old man walked into Erie County Medical Center early Wednesday after police said he was shot on the 500 block of Sherman Street. The victim told police he w…

A 27-year-old Buffalo woman was fatally shot Monday night on the city’s West Side. The shooting happened just after 10:30 p.m. at a home on Vermont Street, at the southeast corner of Normal Avenue, Buffalo police said Tuesday morning. First responders transported the woman to Erie County Medical Center where she later died. Police did not release the woman's name. Anyo…

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Two shootings involved gangs. Two others were accidental – one person “playing around” with a gun, the other firing in celebration of the Fourth of July, Buffalo police said. Five people were shot. One died. And everything took place in just an hour and a half overnight Monday. Buffalo police on Tuesday tried to assure the public that the sudden spate of shootings didn’…

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In 2016, there were 44* homicides in Buffalo. Take a look at where they've happened, and get more information about each incident in the interactive map below: *The 2016 list includes the August killing of Delaware Avenue nursing home resident Ruth Murray, who was beaten to death by a fellow resident. Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. s…

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In the first four months this year, 76 people were shot on Buffalo streets. That’s more than one every other day. Then came May, when 32 people were shot. One per day. And in the first six days of June, at least 10 people were shot. Police and community activists are not surprised. “Yeah, it’s picking up,” said Murray Holman, who heads the Stop the Violence Coalition. …

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More people were shot in Buffalo in April than in any month so far this year. Fatal shootings took the lives of three people. Ian S. Lightfoot, 38, who worked as an auto broker and loved restoring cars, was found shot to death in the backyard in Riverside on April 20. Also killed in April were Faja Perry, 28, the mother of five young children. She died in a double shoot…

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Someone got shot in Buffalo about every other day last month. Three people died by gunfire. Gun violence continued at about the same rate in the city as it did during the first two months of the year, according to statistics compiled by The Buffalo News from Buffalo police reports. Nineteen people were shot in 16 shooting incidents in March. Sixteen victims survived. E…

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A man carrying a gun walks in front of a police car and pulls off his hood. He moves past the car, beyond the view of the dash-cam, which continues to record the sounds of a commotion. Then come two loud pops. Those were among the final moments of Darrell P. Bosell’s life, which were revealed in dash-cam video and hotel surveillance footage Cheektowaga police released W…

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Three people were charged after a fight broke out in the Erie County Department of Social Services office in the Rath Building on Friday afternoon, an incident that was caught on video and posted to YouTube. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the first floor of the Pearl Street facility at about 2:40 p.m., according to a report from the sheriff’s office. "Upon arrival deput…

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A person was shot in Buffalo every other day during the first two months of the year. Four people died from gunshot wounds. While many of the shootings occurred on the East Side of the city, when you plot them on a map, it becomes evident that gunfire is a part of daily life across the city. “We hear gunfire all the time in the community,” said Murray Holman, who heads …

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Buffalo Police Officer Richard Hy, 29, a three-year member of the force last assigned to the Housing Unit, was suspended without pay Monday afternoon over his video skits using the social media site Vine. Department officials were not available for comment Monday night. ----- UPDATE: In early March, Buffalo Police slapped Officer Richard Hy with more charges over his sat…