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Buffalo police suspect that mistaken identity – involving two relatives – may have led to a man getting shot in the neck late Sunday on the West Side.

The victim, whose name wasn’t released, told Central District police that three males approached him on a 14th Street porch. One punched him in the back of the head. A second male asked him where he was from and then shot him in the left side of the neck.

The wounded man fell to the ground, before a relative called 911. The man then was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where his condition was unavailable.

Police said some physical evidence left at the scene could help them identify the attackers.