Victim of Friday shooting in Buffalo identified

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police have released the name of a man who was killed in a Friday evening shooting.

City resident Steven Barton, 23, was shot around 6:45 p.m. on the 100 block of Stevens Ave. He was pronounced dead at ECMC.

Police are still investigating the shooting. Anyone with information on it can call or text the police department’s confidential tip line at 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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