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Buffalo police identify two latest homicide victims

Buffalo police have identified two homicide victims, a 16-year-old killed Wednesday evening and a 20-year-old killed a week ago Wednesday.

Lewis Brewer was fatally shot just after 6 p.m. Wednesday in a vacant lot on the first block of French Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Park. He is the eighth homicide victim so far this month, making it the most deadly January in at least 10 years.

Willie Ward was killed by gunfire at about 10:40 p.m. Jan. 18 on the 100 block of Keystone Street.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate both slayings. Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to called the Buffalo Police Department’s Confidential Tip Call Line at 847-2255.

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