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BPD Making Progress in Main Street Shootings

Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives continue to make progress in connection with the investigation into last Saturday's quadruple homicide in downtown Buffalo.

Police say that eight people were shot , four fatally, following a large party at a Main Street restaurant Saturday morning, August 14th, just after 2:30am.

Shortly after the shootings, police arrested a 25 year old Buffalo man in connection with the case. But after receiving new information detectives dismissed all charges against the individual related to the deadly incident.

In the incident, four people died, all having been shot along Main Street between Seneca and Swan Streets. Four others were wounded - one critically. The dead include two men, 26 year old Willie McCaa III and 30 year old Danyell Mackin and two women, 27 year old Shawnita McNeil and 32 year old Tiffany Wilhite.

Two men - 27 year old James Robb Jr. and 30 year old Shamar Davis were listed in stable condition. 27 year old Tillman Ward was in good condition. 30 year old Demario Vass remains in critical condition.

Detectives believe there was some type of party honoring a married couple, at the City Grill, 268 Main Street. The 30 year old husband was identified as one of the dead at the scene.

Investigators are looking into reports that there was at least one incident inside the restaurant, and that one individual may have been escorted out of the establishment. Management made a decision to close for the night and a large number of people were leaving.

At around 2:30AM someone began firing a gun from the east side of Main Street, from a parking lot, and the shots struck eight people - four of them fatally. Three victims were dead at the scene and a fourth was rushed to the Buffalo General Hospital, but did not survive. The other victims were treated at Erie County Medical Center.

Mayor Byron W. Brown and police officials are urging anyone who witnessed the incident to please come forward with information.

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