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Nearly 20 casings line scene of deadly shooting on Buffalo's east side

Posted at 6:26 AM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 18:10:52-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A man died Thursday morning in Buffalo after being shot.

Officers responded to the scene on East Amherst Street around 6 a.m.

They said a 31-year-old man was shot while driving inside a car.

The vehicle then traveled a short distance, striking a fence and then a vacant home.

The man's identity was not immediately released. No other injuries have been reported. A source tells 7 Eyewitness News this appears to be gang related.

Council member Rasheed Wyatt, who represents the University District says something needs to be done about the violence before the summer months hit. He's offering to meet confidentially with gang members to try to resolve the issues.

"If a gang member wants to meet with me to talk about some type of truce or something I would love to meet," Wyatt says. "This is our community...I'm concerned about summer."

Anyone with information is asked by Buffalo police to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at (716) 847-2255.