Teen Tragedy Unfolds in Buffalo: 14-Year-Old Girl Killed in Mass Shooting

Buffalo, N.Y. – A tragic incident unfolded late Saturday night in Buffalo, where a 14-year-old girl lost her life in a mass shooting that also injured five other teenagers aged 14 to 16. The shooting took place in a parking lot behind the Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo on Alexander Place, as confirmed by Buffalo police.

The events leading up to the shooting began when officers responded to noise complaints and reports of a fight at a large house party with hundreds of attendees on 1500 Jefferson Avenue around 10:20 p.m. Later that night, at 11:10 p.m., police were called to the area again for shots fired, followed by reports of a person shot about eight minutes later.

The 14-year-old victim was transported to Oishei Children’s Hospital, where she tragically succumbed to her injuries. Described as an outgoing, funny, and talented individual by a family member, the girl’s untimely death has shaken the community.

Among the other victims were a 15-year-old boy in critical condition, as well as a 16-year-old boy who was grazed by a bullet but declined treatment at the scene. The shooter remains at large as of Sunday afternoon.

In a plea for information and justice, Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo Police urged the shooter to turn themselves in, emphasizing the gravity of their actions by highlighting the loss of a young life in the incident. Despite the community’s grief, fear of retaliation has left some hesitant to speak out about the tragedy.

As authorities continue their search for the suspect, residents and officials alike are calling for an end to such senseless acts of violence in the city. Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to reach out to the confidential tipline.