Homicide In Buffalo

February 10, 2012 Updated Feb 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM EDT

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Homicide In Buffalo

February 10, 2012 Updated Feb 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( release ) Buffalo Police are investigating the shooting death of a Buffalo man, that occurred late Thursday evening.

Northeast District officers and Homicide Squad detectives were called to Erie County Medical Center around 11:50 last night, upon the arrival of a victim with a gunshot wound. Police learned that the victim had been a passenger in a vehicle, parked in the one hundred block of Deerfield Avenue. "Two young black males apparently got in the back seat of the vehicle, in an apparent robbery attempt," according to Dennis J. Richards, chief of detectives.

"There was a struggle in which the twenty year old victim was struck by gunfire," Richards said.

He was driven to ECMC by the driver, but he was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

This is the fourth homicide this year in Buffalo.