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Family: 11-year-old shot on Winslow Avenue was waiting for funnel cake, lemonade from mom

Posted: 7:02 AM, Aug 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 18:23:07-04
POLICE SIRENS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent an 11-year-old girl to the hospital.

Investigators say the girl was shot in the foot just before midnight on Winslow Avenue. The victim was taken to Oishei Children's Hospital, where she is in stable condition.

The victim's family tells 7 Eyewitness News she was waiting for her mom to get home from work at the Erie County Fair at the time of the shooting. According to the family, the girl ran out to greet her mom at the car, excited for funnel cake and lemonade, when she was shot.

"I don't know what the motive is or anything like that, but it needs to stop," Jerome Andrews, a neighbor, said, "They don't deserve none of that. They're children!"

They whole neighborhood is shaken by this 11-year-old's injury.

"You know it's a lot of little children, not real big kids or teenagers. There's a lot of little children around here. They'll be running across the street playing with one another. Even though they're not blood related it's a family oriented street," Ken Stephens, better known as Blue, said. He's part of the the Buffalo Peacemakers.

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