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BPD Investigate Fatal Shooting of East Side Deli Owner

Buffalo police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a local store owner at Masten Avenue and Riley Street, around 7:15pm, Friday night, May 6th.

Police confirmed the identity of the victim as 48 year old Ali Hababi.

"The victim was shot while inside the store at 177 Riley Street, after a pair of black males, believed to be in their teens entered the store, one of them armed with a handgun," according to Dennis J. Richards, Chief of Detectives.

The suspects were further described as wearing hooded sweatshirts, one dark and the other wearing a white hoodie with a green bandana.

The victim died at the scene, after several shots were fired. The two suspects fled on foot, north on Masten Avenue, then west on Laurel Street immediately after.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the police Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255 or "Text a Tip" at (716)847-2255 or e-mail the department at