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TOWN OF LOCKPORT – Gunshots rang out after a fight early Saturday outside the Denny’s restaurant on South Transit Road, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said.

Witnesses told deputies that two men jumped another man in the parking lot shortly before 4 a.m. After the scuffle was broken up, the man who had been jumped fired five shots from a handgun toward his attackers, deputies said. Authorities, however, believe the handgun may have been firing blanks.

Deputies questioned three people and also seized a vehicle. The investigation is continuing, deputies aid.