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One dead, one injured after two shootings in Niagara Falls

Authorities say they don't know if the shootings are related
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Posted at 8:28 PM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 15:45:43-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara Falls Police say one person is dead and another is injured after two shootings just minutes apart, and blocks away from each other.

Police say the first shooting happened Monday at 4:21 p.m. in the 700 block of Pine Avenue. Police say a 26-year-old victim was shot in the leg. That person was taken to ECMC for a non-life threatening injury.

Eight minutes later, police were dispatched to reports of a another person shot two blocks away on 9th Street. Responding officers say they found a 24-year-old person suffering from a gunshot wound. That victim died at the scene. He has been identified as 24-year-old Cyjear Betton.

Niagara Falls Police are asking witnesses to call (716) 286-4553 or (716) 286-4711.