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Man Killed In Late Night Shooting In City

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A 37-year-old Lockport man was pronounced dead following a shooting reported late Saturday in Jamestown.

Police identified the victim as Shawn Black, who was taken by private vehicle to UPMC Chautauqua.

Officers had been alerted around 11:25 p.m. to reports of multiple shots fired in the area of East Sixth Street at American Place. Soon after, police were told that a vehicle had arrived at the hospital and that a gunshot victim was inside.

The vehicle that drove to the Foote Avenue hospital sustained damage from numerous gunshots.

Jamestown police in a news release Sunday morning said the victim, later identified as the Lockport man, was pronounced dead at UPMC Chautauqua.

No further information, including a possible motive, was released by police. The investigation remains ongoing, JPD said.

Anyone with information regarding Saturday’s homicide is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 716-483-7537. Anonymous tips can also be left at 716-483-Tips (8477).

Saturday’s incident marks the first homicide in Jamestown since October 2021 when a 46-year-old man was shot and killed outside his Water Street home. The shooting was later described as being part of a targeted attack; no charges have been announced in the Water Street homicide.

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