Mother tells police her son was shot

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A woman told News 4 that her son was shot at Walden Avenue and Hoerner in Cheektowaga, early Tuesday morning.

Cheektowaga Police say two men approached another man who was outside 7-Eleven around 3:30 a.m. and demanded money while flashing a gun. Officers say the victim tried to knock the gun away, but it went off and a bullet hit his hand.

The victim is expected to be okay.

If you have any information, call the tip line at 686-3510. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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