A recent string of gun violence has been keeping Officers and Detectives from the Buffalo police department busy over the last few days.

According to a report by WKBW-TV, there was a large gathering on Walden Avenue, near the Cheektowaga border, that ended after gunfire left at least two people shot early this morning. Detectives report that both a 38-year-old Buffalo woman and a 20-year-old Buffalo man were wounded and subsequently transported to the Erie County Medical Center. The young man died while being treated at ECMC, while the woman was able to be stabilized and then was released.

Investigators state that the large gathering occurred at what they described as a potentially illegal establishment.

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Around the same time on Pansy Place, near Delavan Avenue, investigators are investigating a shooting that left an 18-year-old Buffalo man with gunshot wounds. He was found by officers in an upstairs apartment. He was transported by ambulance to ECMC where he was listed in serious condition.

These are just two of more than 70 shootings we've had in Buffalo just in 2021 and more than 20 people have lost their lives to gun violence this year.

I would bet that a majority of these shootings involve illegal guns. A few months back during the WBLK 'Put The Guns Down and Power Up' Town Hall, we had a frank discussion with Neal Dobbins, Founder of the Most Valuable Parents Buffalo, about one specific thing that we could do to help limit the number of illegal weapons that flow nto our cities and towns. You can listen to what he said here.

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