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These 8 Buffalo Streets Had The Most Shootings Last Year

Buffalo has been plagued by gun violence for years and the number of people killed by guns has been increasing recently. We actually had the highest rate of violent crimes committed with guns in the state. We are losing mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and children to this epidemic. It not only affects those who choose that lifestyle, but many innocent bystanders have lost their lives. Families and communities alike are being destroyed by the deadly decisions of just a small percentage of people. In 2021 alone, we lost at least 57 people to gun violence. These Buffalo streets had the most shootings in 2021 - both with fatalities and injuries.

8. Fillmore Avenue - 3 Shootings

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- October 31, 2021 - 2000 block of Fillmore Ave (1 injured)
- October 9, 2021 - 700 block of Fillmore Ave (1 injured)
- January 1, 2021 - Fillmore Ave and Utica St (1 injured)

7. Grider Street - 3 Shootings

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- June 10, 2021 - 300 block of Grider St (1 killed)
- April 24, 2021 - E Delavan Ave and Grider St (1 killed)
- January 1, 2021 - Grider St and Litchfield Ave (1 injured)

6. Niagara Street - 3 Shootings

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- August 22, 2021 - 2078 Niagara St (1 injured)
- July 11, 2021 - Niagara St and Hudson St (1 injured)
- February 24, 2021 - Niagara St and Farmer St (1 injured, 1 killed)

5. Genesee Street - 4 Shootings

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- November 27, 2021 - 400 block of Genesee St (1 injured)
- August 14, 2021 - Genesee Street and Hagen Street (1 injured)
- February 27, 2021 - Genesee St and Eller Ave (1 injured)
- January 12, 2021 - 2200 block of Genesee St (1 injured)

4. Walden Avenue - 5 Shootings

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- November 12, 2021 - 300 block of Walden Ave (1 injured)
- May 20, 2021 - 100 block of Walden Ave (3 injured)
- May 15, 2021 - 500 block of Walden Ave (3 injured)
- April 19, 2021 - 900 block of Walden Ave (1 injured, 1 killed)
- February 21, 2021 - Ivy St and Walden Ave (1 injured)

3. Delavan Avenue - 6 Shootings

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- September 12, 2021 - 1300 block of E Delavan St (1 injured)
- August 14, 2021 - E Delavan Ave and Roslyn St (1 injured)
- July 18, 2021 - E Delavan Ave and Moselle St (1 injured)
- April 24, 2021 - E Delavan Ave and Grider St (1 killed)
- March 17, 2021 - 600 block of E Delavan Ave (1 injured)
- March 16, 2021 - E Delavan Ave and Chelsea Pl (1 injured)

2. Broadway - 7 Shootings

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- November 27, 2021 - Broadway and Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- October 2, 2021 - 1500 block of Broadway (1 injured)
- August 22, 2021 - Broadway and Lathrop St (3 injured)
- July 21, 2021 - 300 block of Broadway (1 killed)
- June 27, 2021 - Gatchell St and Broadway (1 injured)
- May 11, 2021 - 1000 block of Broadway (1 injured)
- January 30, 2021 - Bailey Ave and Broadway (1 injured)

1. Bailey Avenue - 10 Shootings

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- November 27, 2021 - Broadway and Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- November 7, 2021 - 800 block of Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- October 20, 2021 - Lisbon St and Bailey Ave (1 killed)
- July 24, 2021 - 3000 block of Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- July 11, 2021 - 800 block of Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- June 21, 2021 - Stockbridge Ave and Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- May 19, 2021 - 3355 Bailey Ave (1 killed)
- May 1, 2021 - 2500 block of Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- April 30, 2021 - 2881 Bailey Ave (1 injured)
- January 30, 2021 - Bailey Ave and Broadway (1 injured)

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Join Us For A Town Hall About Preventing Youth Violence In Buffalo

Power 93.7 WBLK will be hosting a town hall about preventing youth violence in Buffalo. Join Yasmin Young and our special guests starting at 10 am on Saturday, February 26 for the on-air conversation. For an hour on Saturday morning, we'll stop the music to talk about this important issue facing our community. We are losing too many young people to violence and the streets. It's spilling over into our schools and has long-term effects on the youth. We've asked community leaders, members of anti-violence community groups, and the City to be a part of the discussion.

Our guests for this special program are:

Pastor Giles - Back To Basics Outreach Ministries & Buffalo Peacemakers
Rasheed N.C. Wyatt - University District Councilmember
Daryl "DJ" Scott - Buffalo SNUG
La Shawn Davis, LMSW - City of Buffalo, Youth Counselor
Jackie Croom - Most Valuable Parents of Buffalo
Jihad Green - Buffalo Peacemakers, Speaker, Youtube Influencer

Be sure to join us Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 10 am to 11 am. You can listen with the WBLK app, at WBLK.com, or on your radio.