14-year-old girl killed, 5 other teens injured in Buffalo shooting: police
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14-year-old girl killed, 5 other teens injured in Buffalo shooting: police

A 14-year-old girl was killed and five other teens were injured when a shooting occurred Saturday night outside a house where a party was taking place in Buffalo, New York, a few blocks from a supermarket that was the site of a mass shooting in 2022, police said.

Police said the shooting occurred just after 11 p.m. on Buffalo’s East Side, where “several hundred” teenagers had gathered for a party.

14-year-old girl killed, 5 other teens injured in Buffalo shooting: police14-year-old girl killed, 5 other teens injured in Buffalo shooting: police

PHOTO: Buffalo police are investigating a May 4, 2024, shooting that left a 14-year-old girl dead and five other teens injured in a Jefferson Avenue parking lot. (WKBW)

“It’s a tragic day in the city of Buffalo. Six young people between the ages of 14 and 16 were shot overnight,” Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said on his weekly radio show Sunday afternoon. “A 14-year-old girl is dead, a 15-year-old boy is in stable but critical condition. Fortunately, the other four children who were injured are going to be OK.”

No arrests had been announced as of Sunday afternoon. The Buffalo Police Department is asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact investigators.

“If you were a shooter and you want to show that you have a conscience, we encourage you to come forward. You owe it to the little girl who was killed and the family members,” Buffalo Detective Chief William Craig Macy said, giving an update on the shooting on Brown’s radio show.

PHOTO: Buffalo police are investigating a May 4, 2024, shooting that left a 14-year-old girl dead and five other teens injured in a Jefferson Avenue parking lot. (WKBW)PHOTO: Buffalo police are investigating a May 4, 2024, shooting that left a 14-year-old girl dead and five other teens injured in a Jefferson Avenue parking lot. (WKBW)

PHOTO: Buffalo police are investigating a May 4, 2024, shooting that left a 14-year-old girl dead and five other teens injured in a Jefferson Avenue parking lot. (WKBW)

Macy said police are investigating whether more than one shooter was involved in the shooting, adding that detectives determined at least three guns were brought to the party.

Macy said the shooting was preceded by a series of calls from area residents, including noise complaints and reports of a large group of teenagers fighting in the area. He said police responded to earlier calls to break up a “large chaotic scene.”

Macy said officers remained on the scene for about a half-hour and removed teenage intruders from a nearby senior center. But after officers left, police received reports of shots fired at 11:10 p.m., followed eight minutes later by a report of a person shot.

The victims were shot outside a private home where a party was taking place on Alexander Place near Jefferson Avenue, Macy said at a news conference Sunday afternoon.

The 14-year-old girl was found critically injured at the scene and was taken to Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, where she was pronounced dead, police said. The name of the girl who was killed was not immediately released.

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Four teenagers were taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, police said. One of the victims, a 15-year-old boy, was in critical condition Sunday, and the other three injured teenagers were in stable condition, police said.

Police said a 16-year-old boy was injured in the shooting but refused medical attention at the scene.

PHOTO: Buffalo police are investigating a May 4, 2024, shooting that left a 14-year-old girl dead and five other teens injured in a Jefferson Avenue parking lot. (WKBW)PHOTO: Buffalo police are investigating a May 4, 2024, shooting that left a 14-year-old girl dead and five other teens injured in a Jefferson Avenue parking lot. (WKBW)

PHOTO: Buffalo police are investigating a May 4, 2024, shooting that left a 14-year-old girl dead and five other teens injured in a Jefferson Avenue parking lot. (WKBW)

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation. But Macy said investigators suspect the shooting was prompted by fights that broke out at a house party earlier Saturday night.

Macy reported that several shell casings were found on Alexander Place, near the house where the party was held.

Macy also said investigators would like to speak with anyone who attended the gathering and may have witnessed the shooting. Investigators suspect “a couple hundred kids” were at the event when the fights broke out, but “we haven’t heard anything from them,” Macy said.

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The shooting occurred five blocks from the Tops supermarket where 10 black people were killed and three others injured in a racially motivated mass shooting on May 14, 2022.

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