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Male shot in leg in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – A male was shot in the leg Monday night near 17th Street and Whitney Avenue, according to a Niagara Falls police report.

Police met the victim, whose age was not released but who lives on Niagara Street, in the emergency room at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center just before midnight.

He told officers he saw a large crowd near the corner of 17th and Whitney at about 11:15 p.m. and thought one of his friends was fighting. That was when he heard a loud gunshot and was shot in the right thigh. A woman passing by in a car drove him to the hospital, according to the report.