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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police found a man dead inside a crashed vehicle early Wednesday morning. They announced Thursday that the death was ruled a homicide.

Officers responded to an emergency call around 2 a.m. Wednesday near East Utica Street and Route 33. When officers arrived on the scene they found the man dead inside a vehicle, a BPD spokesperson said.

The Erie County Medical Examiners Office conducted an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Police said Thursday that the 25-year-old victim had been shot.

Buffalo police ask anyone with information to please call or text the confidential TIPCALL Line at (716) 847-2255.

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