Falls police probing city's seventh homicide

Niagara Falls police were called late Friday to investigate after firefighters and emergency medical personnel attending to an adult male outside a property in the 500 block of 19th Street discovered a bullet hole in the man’s back.

Niagara Falls police are investigating the city’s seventh homicide this year.

Firefighters and emergency medical services personnel were called to a property in the 500 block of 19th Street for a report of a male that had “passed out” around 10:56 p.m. Friday. They found the body of a 59-year-old male outside the rear balcony of the building. While attending to the male, they discovered a single gunshot wound in his back. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Niagara Falls Police Detectives are continuing their investigation and ask anyone with information to contact the Niagara Falls Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division at (716) 286-4553 or the general information line at (716) 286-4711.

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