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14th Street man shot for third time

John Hunter is apparently a survivor.

The 32-year-old Buffalo man has been shot three times. All three shootings happened on his street -- 14th Street on the city's West Side -- yet he continues to escape death.

Hunter was outside his home Wednesday, when he was confronted by a man who pointed a gun at him.

Hunter told police that the gunman was trying to rob him and he fought with the gunman, who opened fire. That shot punctured his left thigh and entered his right leg.

Hunter was treated in Erie County Medical Center and was later released.

July 15, Hunter was shot in his bedroom when the woman he was with let a gunman inside.

Police said the woman walked to the door and opened it for a man waiting outside. When Hunter tried to fight the gunman, he shot Hunter in the left leg, just below the knee, according to police reports.

The gunman and the woman then ran out of the house. At the time, Hunter was treated in ECMC and later discharged.

Hunter was walking near 14th and Rhode Island streets Jan. 6, 2006, when he suffered a bullet wound to his right shoulder.

He was treated in Buffalo General Hospital and later released.

e-mail: vthomas@buffnews.com

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