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Buffalo's two latest homicide victims identified

Buffalo police on Tuesday released the names of the city's two latest homicide victims.

Manuel Medina, 47, was killed in a stabbing last week on the West Side. Medina was attacked "during some type of dispute" at about 3:45 a.m. Aug. 22 on Seventh Street near Hudson Street, police said.

John Shelton, 28, was fatally shot Saturday night in the Shaffer Village public housing complex. Shelton was declared dead at the scene on the first block of North Lane, where police were called just before 11:30 p.m.

Medina and Shelton are Buffalo's 39th and 40th homicide victims of the year.

Police ask anyone with information about the killings to call or text the department's confidential tip line at 716-847-2255.

Map: Homicides in Buffalo in 2018

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