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Attack with baseball bat sends one man to hospital

One man was taken to Erie County Medical Center late Sunday night after being struck in the ribs with a baseball bat following a dispute in a Hertel Avenue convenience store, Buffalo police reported.

The victim told Northwest District police that he got into an argument with a young man, believed to be in his late teens, shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday. The attack occurred in the A-Plus Mini-Market, at 1301 Hertel Ave., near Colvin Avenue.

The police report did not indicate whether there was any video-camera surveillance of the incident.