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3 facing charges in connection with a shooting in downtown Buffalo early Saturday

A 25-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were shot on Pearl Street around 2 a.m. Saturday. Both were taken to ECMC.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The DA's office said on Monday the three suspects are facing charges after a shooting that injured two people outside a business on Pearl Street over the weekend.

The shooting happened early Saturday morning, according to Buffalo Police.

Two Buffalo residents, 23-year-old Kyle Mickens and 24-year-old Dalton Edge Jr. face charges that include attempted murder, second-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment.

A third person, 24-year-old Nicky Lofton of Buffalo, was arrested at the scene. He is also faces a weapons charge for allegedly being caught in possession of an illegal ghost gun.

The City of Buffalo and Buffalo Police on Saturday evening announced: "the immediate closure" of Señor Tequila Mexican Restaurant. The shooting happened outside the restaurant.

"Police say a number of past incidents have occurred at this location," according to a Buffalo Police social post.

A spokesperson for Buffalo Police says officers responded just after 2 a.m. to a downtown shooting in the 400 block of Pearl Street. The two suspects allegedly shot at a vehicle, striking two people.

A 25-year-old woman who was shot while inside the vehicle was taken to Erie County Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.

A 23-year-old man who was shot outside of the vehicle was also taken to ECMC. He is listed in critical condition.

 

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