Police this afternoon identified the victim of a fatal shooting on the West Side of Buffalo Wednesday night as Jeremiah Cooper, 20, of Lackawanna.
At about 8:15 p.m., police responded to a call about a shooting in the 600 block of West Avenue, near Rhode Island Street.
Cooper was taken to Women and Children's Hospital,where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators said Cooper was shot multiple times "while in the vicinity of 662 West Ave." Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in solving the crime. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call or text the police confidential TIP-CALL line at 847-2255 or send an email through
It is the city's 34th homicide of the year.