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Man shot Tuesday night in Lovejoy has died

A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday night off Broadway in Lovejoy, Buffalo police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was shot shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the first block of Deshler Street, a department spokesman said in an email.

Police released no further information about what happened.

Residents of this neighborhood have dealt with their share of violence. There have been two homicides in the area so far this year. Sasheen Sheppard, 43, was shot and killed Feb. 19 at Ashley and Krupp streets and a man was found fatally shot May 20 at Ashley and Quincy streets.

Just last week, police made an arrest in the May 20 homicide that took the life of Jonathan R. Grumble, 23.

On Deshler Street alone, there were five incidents of gunfire confirmed last year, according to city police data. No injuries were reported in those shootings.

The department asks anyone who may have information about what happened Tuesday night to call or text the confidential tip line at 716-847-2255.

Map: Homicides in Buffalo in 2017

[Related: Map of shootings in Buffalo from 2006 through 2016]

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