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April 28, 1980: Ambush shooting recalls Chippewa's seedy days

By 1980, Chippewa’s Fisherman’s Wharf had been “long a target of the city’s vice squad,” and it was described by News Reporter Dan Herbeck as a "hornet’s nest of criminal activity, frequented by prostitutes, pimps and drug dealers."

A man was shot walking away from Fisherman’s Wharf, and though the bar was packed, no one saw anything.

Torn down before the renaissance of Chippewa, the lot that was once home to Fisherman’s Wharf is now home to the Soho Burger Bar.

"Man ambushed by gunman at Chippewa St. tavern"

"Buffalo police said Richard Quinn of Oxford Avenue narrowly escaped more serious injury when he reeled out of the way of a gunman who emerged from the tavern about 6:45 p.m."

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