BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police were at the scene of a shooting on Route 198 westbound near the Delaware Avenue exit Tuesday night.

Initial reports said two people were shot, according to city officials. On Wednesday morning, police provided another update, saying 19-year-old Alexy Ortiz of Buffalo was killed at the scene, and 21-year-old Luis Mercado of Buffalo, was taken to ECMC, where he’s in stable condition.

Both victims were listed as Buffalo residents. Police say they were riding dirt bikes at the time.

On Tuesday night, Route 198 was temporarily closed from Parkside Avenue to Elmwood Avenue and drivers were urged to avoid the area and use alternate routes. The closure was lifted at 11:20 p.m., according to NITTEC.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police Department’s confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.

(Courtesy: NITTEC)

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