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Two people shot, one killed near Canalside in Buffalo

Buffalo Police Sub-Station located at Canalside "hasn't been staffed for years" due to COVID-19.
Posted at 5:20 AM, Apr 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-25 18:33:13-04

BUFFALO N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Police are looking for leads after two people were shot Sunday night near Canalside.

Here's what you need to know (all according to Buffalo Police)

  • 9:00 p.m. in the area of Erie Street and Marine Drive.
  • 23-year-old Buffalo man died at the scene
  • 22-year-old man was taken to ECMC and is listed in "serious condition."
  • A vehicle fled the scene after the shooting and then crashed a short time later and the occupants fled on foot.
  • A handgun was allegedly recovered near the abandoned vehicle.
  • Police are reviewing all available video camera footage from the event.
  • No arrests have been made.

According to Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia, the shooting took place during a high speed race that was coordinated via Facebook live.

If you have any information on the attack you can call the Buffalo Police Confidential Tipline at 716-847-2255.

Info outside the shooting:

  • A Buffalo Police Substation, created in 2016 following reports of shots being fired at a July 4th event - has been empty due to COVID-19.
  • Canalside / Buffalo Waterfront officials say they have "no plans" to change security detail in the area.