Sadly, a teenager in Buffalo has lost his life in a fatal shooting on Esser Avenue. Homicide detectives with the Buffalo Police Department are investigating the shooting, which took place on Monday, September 27, 2022, around 10 pm, according to WIVB. The 17-year-old male victim died at the scene. Detectives say the shooting may have been targeted. If you have any information that can help solve the case, please call or text the BPD confidential tipline at 716-847-2255. The investigation is ongoing.

Gun violence has slowed down in Buffalo this year, but it's still way too high. So far this year, there have been at least 22 people killed in deadly shootings in Buffalo alone. Last year, the total number of residents killed by gunfire was at least 56. The violence is affecting communities of color. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said,

People are getting shot and killed in communities of color here in Buffalo.

Hopefully, we'll be able to end this year with a significantly lower number of fatal shootings. Too many families have lost their loved ones due to senseless violence. Our young people are dying and going to prison for life over trivial disagreements and stupid decisions.

Here are some anti-gun violence organizations you can get involved in:

- Most Valuable Parents of Buffalo
- Buffalo Peacemakers
- Buffalo SNUG
- Stop the Violence Foundation

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