BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - It happened after school at a westside bus stop. Homicidedetectives want to know who gunned down a 15-year-old high schoolfreshman at Grant and West Delavan.
A witness described, "I heard like five or six shots, like afirecracker."
It was just after one in the afternoon when a 15-year-old boywas shot in back near a bus shelter at West Delavan and GrantStreet. He then crossed Grant Street, collapsed, and later died atECMC. He was a freshman at Lafayette High School and had leftschool for the day only to be killed about five blocks away.
A motive is unclear. This happened to be "Freshmen Friday," anunofficial hazing day for freshmen usually involving just eggs orwater balloons. It also happened about 90 minutes after neighborssay a fight spilled out of Lafayette High School onto the sidewalkoutside. But police are still investigating, and are expected toexamine footage from a street camera near the shooting scene.
Chief of Detectives Dennis Richards of the Buffalo PoliceDepartment said, "Any information from the public, any footage fromany building or camera in the area will be analyzed and looked at,and if there's any further information to put out as far as who asuspect might be."
"This don't make no sense. Kids getting killed left and right,and to me, it seems like all the younger people leaving instead ofthe older people, and it just seems like, right now, this is gonnahave to finally end and make it stop now," said a witness.
This is the third murder in three days. Police found the body ofa man shot on Scheule Street Wednesday morning, and that night inRiverside, 21-year-old Fernando Vega was shot to death in theShaffer Village Homes.
Corie Cason from Shaffer Village said, "Ya know, with thesetypes of occurrences going on, it actually makes me feel likelooking for a new place to live."
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