Buffalo, NY shootings up 70%; police eye 'street justice' as cause

105 people shot, 13 killed so far this year; witnesses refusing to cooperate with investigations

By Lou Michel
The Buffalo News

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Gunfire has killed eight people in the past three weeks, and none of the homicide cases has resulted in an arrest.

Seven of the victims were black men, and seven of the eight were in their 20s or younger. Police do not believe most of the shootings were random.

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