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Teen charged with gun possession after report of gunfire during blizzard

Buffalo police arrested a 16-year-old and recovered a handgun Wednesday afternoon following a report of gunfire on the city's East Side, according to a police report.

Officers responded to the area of Butler and Wohlers avenues at about 4:45 p.m. Police followed footprints in the snow to a home on Butler Avenue, between Wohlers and Lonsdale Road, where a teenager lived who officers knew was wanted on outstanding warrants, according to the report.

Officers found the teen trying to escape out of a window. The teen's mother gave police permission to search the home, and officers found a loaded, .40-caliber handgun.

The teen faces a narcotics and weapons charge, according to the report.

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