Man dies in Buffalo triple shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Three people were shot Friday night as gunshots flew on Buffalo’s east side.

Officers took a call for a reported double shooting on Fillmore Avenue and French Street at 8 p.m. and Buffalo Fire, Rural/Metro and Buffalo Police rushed to the scene. Dalen Smith, 28, of Buffalo man died on the scene.

Police say they found a third shooting victim nearby and confirmed the shootings were connected. First responders rushed 26-year-old Thomas Baylor and 29-year-old Alphonso Handley to the Erie County Medical Center for treatment. Both were released Saturday evening.

Detectives say they’re investigating the shootings. As investigation moves forward, officers are asking anybody with information to call the confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255. 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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