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Standoff follows shooting in Olean

OLEAN – A 61-year-old man was shot at an apartment building late Tuesday morning and police remained engaged in a standoff on Buffalo Street nearly six hours later.

The shooting happened during an eviction an apartment at 927 Buffalo St., said Olean Mayor William J. Aiello.

The shooting happened at roughly 11:15 a.m., Aiello said.

Olean police, Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies, the State Police are among those at the scene.

The victim was taken to Olean General Hospital, Aiello said. Mercy Flight also responded to transport the victim.

The man’s condition was unknown early Tuesday afternoon.