Bishop Timon football player, 17, dies after Briscoe Avenue shooting

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police have confirmed the identify of the shooting victim on Briscoe Avenue Saturday night.

Police say it was 17-year-old Bishop Timon High School quarterback Paul Humphrey.

On their Facebook page, school officials stated they are heartbroken over the teenager’s death, and that Humphrey had just finished his sophomore year at the school.

Counselors will be available on Monday following a prayer service on the front lawn of the school at 10 a.m Monday, July 15.

The fifteen-year-old victim that was grazed by a bullet has since been treated and released from children’s hospital.

Buffalo police captain Jeff Rinaldo says at this time the incident does not appear to be a random act of violence.

Detectives spent Saturday canvassing the neighborhood where the shooting took place to gather more information – including speaking with witnesses and looking at surveillance video.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at (716) 847-2255.

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