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Family of shooting victim: "There's a cloud over this city"

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - 26-year-old Santana Anderson had just moved back to Buffalo from Alabama. The mother of two young children was constantly working and didn't have any enemies, her aunt Tabitha Parker said. 

Saturday, Anderson was shot and killed on Hagen Street in the City of Buffalo. 

According to sources, Anderson was shot in the head. 

Her death marks the 36th homicide in Buffalo so far this year. This time last year, there were 32 homicides. 

Prior to Anderson's death, Buffalo Police said a 7-year-old girl was shot in the leg while inside her Domedion Avenue home Friday. 

And Monday morning, a 12-year-old boy was shot inside a home on Hurlock Avenue. Both of the children are expected to live.

"There was a time when they would say children and women are off limits but now it's not off limits anymore. Children, women, they don't care. This city is in an uproar and there's a cloud over this city, we need to do something to stop it," Parker said. 

Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo said investigators need the public's help to bring these people to justice. 

"They're willing to conduct daylight shootings, night time shootings, and with reckless disregard for any other person that might be around," Capt. Rinaldo told News 4. 

In the first five days of August, Buffalo Police arrested 24 people in connection to gun violence in the Queen City. They also took 10 guns off the streets. 

Parker would like to see more done. She'd like increased patrols and more community involvement. 

Mayor Brown said overtime has been approved for Buffalo Police in an effort to track down the people responsible for these recent shootings. 

Meanwhile, police are still searching for the people behind a double homicide in early July on Grape Street; one of the victims was a 17-month-old boy. 


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