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Buffalo has first confirmed homicide of 2018

A 35-year-old man was fatally shot on Tuesday in the 100 block of Shepard Street, near Pullman Place, Buffalo police said.

The killing is Buffalo's first confirmed homicide of the year. In 2017, three people were killed on New Year's Day.

The Shepard Street victim had no permanent address, according to police. He was struck by gunfire just before 5:30 p.m. and declared dead at the scene, Buffalo Police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said.

Police have not released the man's name.

Earlier, Buffalo Police were observed investigating outside at the rear of a two-story house on the dead-end street.

The shooting remained under investigation late Tuesday, police said.

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