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A 19-year-old Winspear Avenue man is being held on gang assault and other charges as the first of five suspects who allegedly bludgeoned another Winspear Avenue man during an early morning confrontation at the victim’s flat.

Derek John Burgler is also charged with second-degree menacing and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly having used the a shovel seized as evidence by Buffalo police following the alleged attack on the victim at about 2 a.m. Sunday. The victim was taken to ECMC by a Rural/Metro ambulance crew for treatment of nose and facial injuries he suffered in the attack, the motive of which has not been disclosed.

Burgler was allegedly identified by the victim at the scene of the attack near Main Street and police continue to search for four other men who allegedly took part in the attack.