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One killed in shooting of two on West Side

One person was killed and another was seriously wounded late Friday night after gunfire erupted on the city's West Side.

The shooting occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. near West Avenue and Virginia Street, Buffalo police said. According to reports, police were pursuing at least two suspects traveling in a vehicle through Niagara Square. They were apprehended a short time later and taken to Buffalo Police Headquarters for questioning by homicide investigators.

Names of the victims or suspects were not available.

It is the city's second homicide in three days after none had been recorded in more than a month. Friday's victim is the city's seventh homicide of the year.

Meanwhile, a man remained in serious condition at Erie County Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his shoulder after being shot earlier Friday, according to Buffalo police reports.

Roy Worthy Jr., 25, no address listed, was in the doorway of a home in the 100 block of Goodyear Avenue about 11 a.m. when three men with hooded sweatshirts -- one armed with a 9 mm pistol -- shot him. The three fled south on Goodyear to Empire Street where they got into a vehicle and fled west on Broadway.

Anyone with information can call or text message the Buffalo police anonymous tip line at 847-2255 or by emailing the information to www.bpdny.org and clicking on "Report a Tip."

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Medina man accused of holdup attempt at bar

A Medina man was arrested early Friday after an attempted knifepoint robbery of a man about to drive away from a Cheektowaga bar, Cheektowaga police said.

Bradley W. Webster, 19, of Bates Road was charged with first-degree attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned in Town Court and released on his own recognizance.

Shortly after 1 a.m., police said, the suspect approached a man getting ready to drive away from the parking lot of Tiffany's, a bar at Transit Road and Genesee Street. Webster, police said, waved a large hunting-style knife and demanded money from the driver, police said. As the suspect began opening the driver's door, a passenger in the car fled to the bar for help, police added.

Webster, police said, ran into the woods empty-handed and was tracked down by police.

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Defiant juvenile utters threats after police chase

A juvenile faces several charges after he failed to stop for police after a traffic infraction, then threatened to blow up their station, or shoot them, if he had his gun, Buffalo police said.

Police said the teenage male ran a stop sign at Fuller Street and Briggs Avenue about 5:30 p.m. and refused to pull over, then drove into oncoming traffic before crashing into a building at 98 Royal Ave., where he and a passenger jumped out of the car and fled on foot. The vehicle crashed into a building at 98 Royal, police said.

Police chased the teenager onto Crowley Avenue and into Riverside Park, where he was arrested. Police later learned the vehicle was stolen.

The juvenile was charged with felony reckless endangerment and criminal possession of stolen property along with misdemeanor counts for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, stolen property, obstructing governmental administration and two counts of criminal mischief.

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Man shot in the leg on Sobieski Street

A Seventh Street man was shot late Thursday on Sobieski Street, Buffalo police said.

Damon Hall Jr., 18, told police he was standing in front of a home in the 300 block of Sobieski about 11:30 p.m. Hall was treated in Erie County Medical Center. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

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Escape attempt leads to trouble for driver

A Cheektowaga man was arrested after he tried to flee from Erie County sheriff's deputies following a traffic stop early Friday, authorities said.

Damone E. Chambers, 25, was pulled over at about 3:45 a.m. on Transit Road in Elma after he was spotted driving erratically. Chambers fled on foot and was picked up by someone in a car, officials said. That car was stopped a short while later, and Chambers was arrested, deputies said.

Chambers was charged with DWI, driving with a suspended license, construction of governmental administration and resisting arrest.

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Two Warren men died of exposure-hypothermia

WARREN, Pa. -- Two Warren men whose bodies were recovered Thursday not far from the Kinzua Reservoir in the Allegheny National Forest died of exposure-hypothermia, authorities said Friday.

Terry Sumrow, 28, and Troy Johnson, 29, had last been seen March 1 in Sumrow's pickup in Warren.

After a U.S. Forest Service law officer spotted the vehicle, which was sought in the missing-person case, on Forest Road 262, police and volunteer firefighters searched the area and discovered the bodies near their vehicle.

No foul play is suspected, authorities said.

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