Man shot, killed during birthday BBQ

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man is dead after being gunned down during a birthday celebration.

Curtis Smith, 29, was attending a barbecue with his friends last night on Box Avenue in Buffalo when he was shot multiple times.

“It was an innocent barbeque. There wasn’t any drama; no nothing, until these two cars pulled up and started shooting. This boy has not been in trouble, he was trying. He didn’t deserve to have his life taken,” said the victim’s mother Kimberly Barnes.

Smith was taken to ECMC where he later died. 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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