Lovejoy shooting leaves man in critical condition

Buffalo, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 32-year-old man is in critical condition following a shooting on East Lovejoy Street early Saturday morning.

Police say the man was shot outside Checkmate Bar and Grill following a fight that began inside the bar.

As of Saturday afternoon, the bar has been temporarily shut down.

The victim was taken to ECMC. There are no suspects in custody at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Buffalo police confidential tipline 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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