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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…

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A man was seriously wounded after being struck by gunfire just after 6 p.m. in the first block of Freund Street, according to Buffalo police. The victim was transported by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, police said. An investigation into the shooting was ongoing. Police asked anyone with information to either call or text the confidential tip call line, …

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Four people were wounded by gunfire at approximately 9:15 p.m. Sunday in the 2000 block of Niagara Street, near Hertel Avenue in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood, according to the Buffalo Police Department. Buffalo Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge said the shooting was in connection with a dispute. "We're still investigating it," Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron C…

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A 36-year-old Buffalo man was in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center on Tuesday morning after a shooting late Monday afternoon on the city's East Side, according to a police spokesman. Three people were injured in the shooting, though a female victim who was initially thought to have suffered a gunshot wound was hit with glass, spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge…

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A man was shot in the hand Friday in the 900 block of Kensington Avenue, according to a spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department. The injuries suffered by the victim were not believed to be life-threatening, the spokesman said. The identity of the victim was not released.

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A 25-year-old man was shot late Tuesday night in Buffalo, according to the Buffalo Police Department. Police said the incident happened just after 11:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Hampshire Street on the city's West Side. He was transported by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, where he was listed in fair condition, according to police. Anyone with inf…