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A 20-year-old woman is in serious condition following an early Sunday morning shooting in University Heights, according to the Buffalo Police Department. Police said the woman was struck by gunfire just before 3 a.m. Sunday near Bailey and Berkshire avenues. She was transported to Erie County Medical Center, police said. Buffalo police ask that anyone with informa…

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Cody Gernatt has lived on Route 39 in the hamlet of Collins Center for most of his 32 years, and said he's never experienced anything like what happened early Tuesday morning. That's when the Erie County Sheriff's Office says gunshots were fired through the front of a house, striking a 7-year-old boy in the leg while he was lying in his bed. "It's very shocking to ev…

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Erie County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking the help of residents in a small, rural community to determine who shot a 7-year-old in the leg early Tuesday while the child was in his bed. In a news conference Tuesday afternoon that was livestreamed online by local media, Police Services Division Chief Scott Joslyn of the Sheriff's Office, said a resident of a home…

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A North Tonawanda woman and a Buffalo man were injured in an overnight shooting early Sunday in Buffalo. Police are investigating the incident, which occurred just before 12:50 a.m., when Northeast District officers responded to a report that shots were fired near Pannell and East Amherst streets in the Central Park neighborhood just east of Main Street. A short whil…

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A 26-year-old Buffalo man died after being shot while he sat in a vehicle late Sunday night on the border of the city's Pratt-Willert and Ellicott neighborhoods, according to the Buffalo Police Department. The shooting happened at around midnight Sunday night in the 300 block of South Division Street, near Pine Street, police said. Police said the man arrived at Erie…

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One young man goes to get something to eat, and he is shot to death on the way home. The young man who killed him didn't know him and had nothing against him. Someone gave the shooter the gun and the idea. It was a shooting described as "senseless" not only by the prosecutor and the judge, but even the defense attorney. Nearly a year to the day after he was arr…

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A shooting early Tuesday morning at a farm in Cherry Creek led to the closing of nearby Pine Valley Central School District for the day, according to the New York State Police. State Police said that Nelson Noble, 53, owner of Noble Farm on Route 83 in Cherry Creek, was shot multiple times. Police said Tuesday afternoon that Noble was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie Count…

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A 21-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man died after they were shot early Friday on Merrimac Street, according to a Buffalo police spokesman. The shooting happened at about 2:15 a.m. at 93 Merrimac St., between Cornell and Bruce streets, west of Main Street. The victims, who lived in the lower apartment of the two-unit residence, each were shot once, spokesman Michae…

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Two people, one male and one female, where shot early Wednesday morning in Buffalo's Kenfield neighborhood, according to the Buffalo Police Department. Police say injuries to both appear to not be life threatening. Police say the incident happened at about 1:40 a.m. in the first block of Courtland Avenue.

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The Buffalo Police Department is investigating the shooting of an 11-year-old girl late Tuesday night on Buffalo's East Side, officials said. Police said the girl was struck by gunfire in the leg area just before midnight. The shooting occurred in the 500 block of Winslow Avenue. Officials said the girl was transported to Oishei Children's Hospital "with apparent non…

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A 15-year-old boy from Niagara Falls was identified as the victim of a fatal shooting Tuesday near Jewett Avenue and Holden Street, a Buffalo police spokesman said. Police have not released his name. The shooting happened just east of Fillmore Avenue shortly before 9:45 p.m. The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, the spokesma…

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A new effort to get a man facing a murder charge released on bail failed Monday. State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski rejected a bid from new lawyers for Shane X. Casado, who has been charged with killing his girlfriend, Rachael Wierzbicki, in South Buffalo in November. In March, Casado was released on bail by Michalski – a move the judge rescinded nine days…

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The Buffalo Police Department is investigating a shooting Sunday night in the city's Riverside neighborhood A 20-year-old female was shot while inside a vehicle in the vicinity of Vulcan and Tonawanda streets shortly after 11 p.m., according to police. The female was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, where she was treated and released. Police ask t…

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The 17-year-old Buffalo boy who was killed in a shooting early Saturday in the city's Schiller Park neighborhood has been identified as Paul Humphrey, a student and football player at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School in South Buffalo. The school identified him in a statement on social media on Saturday that police confirmed Sunday morning. "The Bishop Timon-St. Jude…