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18 year old struck by birdshot in Houghton Park

An 18-year-old man was struck by birdshot Sunday night near the basketball courts at Houghton Park in Kaisertown, Buffalo police reported.

The victim was shot at 7 p.m. near the courts in the 1700 block of Clinton Street and transported to Erie County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, where he was treated and released, police said.

Buffalo police ask anyone who may have information to call or text the department’s confidential tip line at 847-2255.