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Amherst Police investigate off-campus shooting

Published February 9, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Amherst Police are investigating a shooting incident, which occurred in the area of McDonald’s restaurant, 3500 Main Street in Amherst, at approximately 11:18 p.m. on Saturday, February 8.

Amherst Police report that they responded to a male shot in the leg.  Initial reports indicate the shooting followed a dispute between a group of young men. The suspect was described as a black male approximately 16 to 17 years old, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt or black jacket. He may have been with three other young men who fled down Springville Avenue.  

Anyone who may have witnessed this crime should contact the Amherst Police at 716-689-1311. 

Members of the campus community are urged to be vigilant at all times. Report any unusual circumstances or suspicious persons and activities to the University Police, 716-645-2222, as soon as possible. For tips on how to stay safe, go to