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Thompson Says Crime in Buffalo "Out of Control"

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Common Council Member Antoine Thompson says "crime in Buffalo is out of control."

The lawmaker says elected officials at every level of government, as well as business, religious and civic leaders, should be outraged. Thompson says there needs to be a stronger homicide unit with more detectives and more staff to help solve cases. Thompson plans to propose several initiatives Saturday.

On Thursday, according to Thompson, shots rang out on various streets in broad daylight. One of those shootings occurred on Loepere Street injuring at least one person.