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The victim of the city’s latest homicide has been identified as Joseph Lester, 27.

He was shot Thursday evening on Woodlawn Avenue. Police sources said the shooting may be drug-related.

Clyde Hoskin, 20, suffered a minor gunshot wound and was released after treatment at Erie County Medical Center, according to police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge.

Lester, a Donovan Drive resident, was taken to Buffalo General Hospital where he later died.

The shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. at 111 Woodlawn near Masten Avenue and several patrol cars responded to the scene. Officers combed through the first-floor apartment of the two-story residence, which sits between two vacant lots and near Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts and Wright’s Day Care center.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the department’s confidential TIP-CALL line at 847-2255 or submit information via the “Report a Tip” function on the department’s website, www.bpdny.org.

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