Pastor James Giles

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The scene on the football field behind Harvey Austin School as Thursday evening darkened was familiar from the long years of street violence in Buffalo.

Buffalo SNUG Twitter

New York State is looking to reduce gun violence and help victims of shootings by giving more than $3 million dollars to seven SNUG programs. The street outreach program works with high-risk youth and helps transition them in to a healthier lifestyle.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

People did something very different in Niagara Square Tuesday night—they put away their cell phones and talked to each other. The idea was to work on solving problems through conversations after a recent spate of national violence.


Two men who were shot Tuesday evening are the latest victims in a recent burst of street violence in the City of Buffalo.