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>Victim of shooting in Amherst identified

A Buffalo man who was shot on Allenhurst Road in Amherst early Saturday was listed in fair condition Sunday in Erie County Medical Center.

Shawn Wilson, 34, of Dodge Avenue, was found with several bullet wounds when Amherst police responded to a report of shots fired at about 1:20 a.m. in the 500 block of Allenhurst. A dark-colored SUV was seen leaving the area shortly after the report of gunshots.

Amherst police released Wilson's identity Sunday. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call them at 689-1322.

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>Man fatally injured in van-bicycle crash

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. -- An elderly man was fatally injured at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday when his bicycle was hit by a van at Carlton Street East near Townline Road.

The van driver, a 58-year-old St. Catharines resident, was driving east on Carlton when he apparently hit the bicycle, which also was eastbound.

The bicyclist, who was thrown into a ditch, died a short time later in Niagara Health SystemSt. Catharines General Site, police said.

The victim, who has yet to be identified, was described only as an elderly white male riding a blue Schwinn bicycle, Santa Monica model. The driver of the van, who was not injured, was not identified.

Witnesses are asked to call Niagara Regional Police Service at (905) 688-5111, Ext. 5500.

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>Girl delivered after slaying of her mother, 15, dies

Just a week after her 15-year-old mother was shot to death in North Carolina, the baby born shortly after the attack has also died.

A spokesman for Carolinas HealthCare System confirmed the baby's death Sunday but declined to offer any other details.

A former Buffalo high school football star has been identified by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police as a "person of interest" in the shooting death of the mother, Tiffany Wright, who also is his adopted sister.

Royce A. Mitchell, 36, a former Bennett High football star and semiprofessional football player, turned himself in to police after the shooting last Monday.

Tiffany, who was eight months' pregnant and living in a foster home, was shot as she waited for a school bus. Doctors were able to deliver her baby girl before she died, but the baby was listed in critical condition.

Police have issued warrants against Mitchell for statutory rape and indecent liberties with a minor, but no other charges have been filed.

This is not Mitchell's first brush with the law. He was acquitted of an intentional killing here three years ago.

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