1 dead, 3 wounded in East Side weekend shootings

May 22, 2017

Buffalo Police say they are investigating two shootings over the weekend that left one person dead and three people wounded.

Police say gunfire occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday on Loepere Street on the city's East Side during a large gathering. A 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old man are listed in serious condition, while a 20-year-old man was treated and released from the hospital.

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Buffalo Police also are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday morning. Officers responded to the call just before 8 a.m. in the vicinity of Ashley Street and Quincy Street, also on the East Side.

Detectives say a passerby discovered the body of a 23-year-old man in a field. An autopsy performed by the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of death as a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255.