Vigil held for victim of fatal south Buffalo shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man who already lost two sons to gun violence now is mourning a third shooting victim.

Calvin Williams was shot on Pries St. in South Buffalo late Monday.

A vigil marked what would have been his 26th birthday.

According to Buffalo police, Williams is the city’s 24th homicide victim of 2017.

Community leaders called for an end to violence. One person said “How many of these is it going to take for you to say enough is enough. Man, it’s your birthday, right? Celebrations shouldn’t be about dying on your birthday. It should be about loving somebody, making this generation go longer. Y’all need to wake up, Buffalo.”

Police do not have any suspects in Williams’ murder. 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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