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Man fatally shot at Niagara Street barbershop

Chris Caya/WBFO News

A West side Buffalo barbershop is now a murder scene.  Around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man was shot and killed at a barbershop at 577 Niagara Street near Jersey Street.  His age and identity have not been released. 

Buffalo Police Chief of Detectives Dennis Richards says few details are available at this time. Richards says a preliminary investigation is underway and anyone with information should come forward.

"There are signs of a struggle as if quite a commotion took place. We're not sure if it was a robbery or what other motive there would have been," Richards said from the scene Tuesday.

Richards says it's not clear whether the victim was an employee or a customer. He says the fatal shooting is the 20th homicide so far this year in the City of Buffalo.

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