3 are shot and wounded outside community center
Three people were shot Friday evening on the 200 block of Sanders Road in North Buffalo, according to Buffalo Police.
The shooting occurred near the Robert M. Ryan North Buffalo Community Center, at 203 Sanders.
According to Police Capt. Jeff Rinaldo, at about 9:30 p.m. there was an altercation in the parking lot of the center, which erupted into gunfire.
Rinaldo said that three people were shot. All three victims were taken to a hospital, Rinaldo said. Two were in surgery on Friday night, Rinaldo said.
Rinaldo said two 17-year-olds and one 18-year-old were shot in the incident.
Eating livestock feed killed dogs found on Lockport roadside
Two dogs found dead Jan. 3 on the side of Wilson Road in Lockport died from eating livestock feed, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Bruce Elliott said Thursday.
Toxicology tests were done by the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
“They died from a feed pellet that’s usually used for livestock. They can be harmful to domestic animals when ingested in large quantities,” Elliott said.
A necropsy Jan. 10 by an SPCA of Niagara veterinarian concluded the 2-year-old dogs — a wire-haired terrier and a Lhasa Apso — were poisoned. Their fur was singed, but that did not contribute to their deaths, Elliott said..
Anyone with information is asked to call Elliott or Investigator Brian Bloom at 438-3327.
Man robbed at Metro Rail station by thief with knife
A man reported being robbed by a knifewielding assailant Friday morning at the Delavan-Canisius College Metro Rail station, according to a Buffalo police report.
The victim told police the robber, who had a folding pocket knife, approached him at 5:10 a.m. at the station near Main Street and East Delavan Avenue and demanded his personal belongings, according to the report.
The robber took $10 in cash, a gift card worth $4 and an out-of-state driver’s license, the victim told officers.
Free income tax preparation offered in Lockport, Niagara Falls
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is offering free tax preparation services in Lockport and Niagara Falls again this tax season.
Tax preparers are available from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Education Services center, 50 Main St., Lockport, and from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Pinnacle Community Services, 1522 Main St., Niagara Falls.
The free services, available to those whose household income falls below $55,000, are offered by Consumer Credit Counseling Service and the Niagara County Financial Empowerment Coalition. Appointments are required. Call 712-2060.