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Buffalo: Police investigate two fatal shootings
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Two people are dead after an overnight shooting Tuesday in Buffalo's University Heights District. YNN's Kaitlyn Lionti spoke with people who live and work in the neighborhood and tell us more about the incident.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Residents of Minnesota Avenue woke up to gunshots early Tuesday morning.

Police say 23-year-old Joshua Eatmon and 28-year-old Shameka Harris were shot at a home near Bailey Avenue. They were taken to ECMC, where they later died.

"I really wasn't surprised, because things like that been happening over here for years," said Joseph Brown, who works at a restaurant near where the shooting happened, and lives in the area.

"It kind of scares you, you know what I mean? Because we go to the dumpster, which is out here and at any given time, any give point, anything can happen," said Brown.

We spoke with several neighbors who didn't want to appear on camera. Many say they didn't know much about the two people who were killed, but it's depressing to have something like this happen in their neighborhood.

Brown says if people want the area to change, they're going to have to take back their streets.

"They always say snitching this and snitching that, but if somebody's doing wrong, then somebody's gotta tell them they doing wrong. I don't consider it snitching, I consider it saving my community," he said.

Buffalo Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to contact the confidential tip call line at 716-847-2255. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP