4 Dead in Buffalo Restaurant Shooting

Four more wounded; cops take suspect into custody
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2010 7:52 AM CDT
Updated Aug 14, 2010 11:57 AM CDT
A Buffalo Police officer blocks the scene of a multiple fatal shooting in front of City Grill in Buffalo, NY, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/ David Duprey)
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(Newser) – Four people died and four more were injured in a flurry of gunfire outside a popular downtown Buffalo restaurant early this morning, reports the Buffalo News. (Earlier media reports of a fifth death were the result of confusion with another city homicide.) A private party—the celebration of an out-of-town couple's one-year anniversary—was one of several taking place at the City Grill when shots erupted around 2:30am. One of the victims was the newlywed husband.

Later, police raided a city home and took an apparent suspect into custody but didn't provide any details. "It's just a senseless killing," the father of 32-year-old victim Tiffany Wilhite tells the News. "A senseless, random killing." The scene was chaos, one partygoer tells the AP: "A lot of people were real upset, just trying to get out of the way. Nobody knew where anything was coming from. Everyone was in a panic." The victims were in their 20s and 30s.

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