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Buffalo police investigating fatal shooting on Route 198 near Delaware Avenue

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Jun 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-07 10:53:09-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo police are investigating a fatal shooting on Route 198 near Delaware Avenue.

According to police just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday 19-year-old Alexy Ortiz and 21-year-old Luis Mercado were shot. Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene and Mercado was taken to ECMC where he is described as stable.

Police said the two men were riding dirt bikes.

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Route 198 east was closed from Elmwood to Parkside and Route 198 west was closed from Parkside to Delaware for a period of time. According to NITTEC, they have since reopened.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.