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A 21-year-old man was taken to surgery at Erie County Medical Center following a shooting at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at Bailey and Lisbon avenues, according to the Buffalo Police Department. He was shot multiple times by unknown assailants. The victim's identity and current condition has not been released. The case is under investigation by Buffalo Police homicide detec…

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Shootings in Buffalo dipped in September, but homicides stayed on the same pace as they were this summer. Seven people were slain last month in the city, matching August's total. It keeps Buffalo on a pace for 52 homicides by year's end, which would equal the city's average over the last decade. The number of shootings dropped in September. However someone was shot…

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The 25-year-old man killed Saturday on Sherman Street has been identified by police Curtis Byers of Buffalo. Byers was shot several times around 2:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Sherman Street. He died at the scene, Buffalo police said. Saturday’s killing was the second homicide this year on Sherman Street and Byers was among at least eight other people who have been shot…

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Buffalo police have identified the man fatally shot Sunday morning as 32-year-old Nigel Fisher. Police said Fisher was killed in a shooting that happened at about 6:30 a.m. on the 300 block of Norfolk Avenue, near Bailey and East Delavan avenues. Fisher died at the scene, police said. Fisher is Buffalo's 38th homicide victim of the year. Anyone who may have informati…

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Buffalo police are offering a reward in a 2013 killing in Riverside, the department announced Tuesday. John Stein, 19, was fatally shot Dec. 13, 2013, in the vicinity of 37 Humphrey Road, just behind Riverside High School. "The [Buffalo Police Department] knows that there are individuals who have knowledge about this case, and on behalf of the victim and the victim'…

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Eric Jones’ trial on drug possession and narcotics sales was supposed to start Monday morning in State Supreme Court in Buffalo. By late morning, jurors were being sent home and the trial was canceled. That’s because Jones was fatally shot Sunday night on the city’s West Side, hours before opening statements were slated to be delivered. Jones, 35, was shot while h…

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Homicides are up 68 percent in Buffalo over the first eight months of the year, and police have solved just three of the 32 killings, according statistics on the Buffalo Police Department’s website. Seven people were shot to death in August, making it the deadliest month of the year so far. The police department’s website lists only three of this year’s homicides a…

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A violent weekend in Buffalo continued into Monday. A 24-year-old man who was shot late Monday afternoon on the city's West Side became Buffalo's 30th homicide of 2016. It also was the third homicide in three days. On Saturday, a 25-year-old woman was fatally shot on Shumway Street. On Sunday, 39-year-old Earl Parker was killed in a double shooting on Schreck Avenue. …

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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…

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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 …

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. An…

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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…