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JPD responds to fourth "targeted shooting" incident on northside...
There have now been four incidents involving violent gun-fire in the city of Jamestown since early Thanksgiving morning... but, they have not been random.  That from City Police Captain Bob Samuelson... who says the latest "targeted shooting" incident occured Friday night.  Samuelson says officers were called to a report of multiple shots being fired in the area of Lakeview Avenue -- at Euclid -- shortly after 8 p.m.  Officers were still at the scene late last night... and, are investigating the incident.  Police say no one was hurt... but, add a vehicle driving by the scene was reportedly struck from one of the rounds fired.  Anyone with information on this latest incident -- or the others -- are asked to contact City Police immediately at 483-7537... or you can leave an anoymous tip on the departments Tip 4-1-1 App or the Anonymous Tip Line at 483-8477.  Police say all calls will be kept confidential.
Fourth incident follows two others Thursday and Friday afternoons...
The third incident city police were investigating was actually a direct confrontation shortly before 3 p.m Friday.  However... no one was shot when a suspect dressed in black with a dark ski-type mask entered an apartment at 344 East Fourth St., and, fired several rounds.  However... none hit the occupant... and, the suspect fled the scene.  Thursday afternoon... officers were called to the area of Falconer and Thayer Streets on a report of several shots being fired.  Police were told by witnesses that two black men wearing black, Winter-type coats fire on a vehicle driving through that area.  However... no one was struck in that incident as well.  Investigators say they are still looking into any ties between these incidents... and, the fatal shooting on South Main Street Thursday morning.
Samuelson says there were "multiple shooters" involved in original incident early Thursday morning on the southside...
City police say they're looking for "multiple shooters" in connection with Thursday morning's incident on the southside that claimed one life... and saw two other people wounded.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says they've received some resident tips... but, adds they've been coming in slow so far.  Samuelson says the incident occured just outside an apartment house at 129 South Main St. just after 4 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.  He says an argument apparently began inside the house... and, spilled out into the street.  No names have yet been released for the victims... though it's known that the person who died was a man.  Samuelson says the priority right now is finding the person who fired the fatal shot... but, adds there were "multiple guns" at the scene.  He says the other two victims suffered non-life threatening wounds.  One is recovering at WCA Hospital... while the other went to another area hospital.  If you have any information... Samuelson says you can call them at 483-7537... or their anonymous tip line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.  This is the second homicide in the city in the past two weeks.
In addition... Samuelson says JPD has added a new way for residents to provide tips to them... and, remain anonymous.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says they just recently added a 4-1-1 information application... and, he says it's helped them in some other, recent cases.  It can be found by Googling "JPD 411 App."  He says it can be downloaded to your I-Phone or Droid device.  Samuelson says that app has been up and running... and, is also tied into the Jamestown Police Facebook page.  He adds they also hope to speak soon with the two other victims in the case.
Maple Grove comes up just short in State Class-D Championship football game...
It was a small school championship game... but, more resembled a heavy-weight boxing match Friday afternoon between the two top Class-D high school football teams.  Maple Grove came up just short in trying to win the school's third State title... falling to Cambridge of Section 2 in two overtimes at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, 22-21.  The game was tied at 14--14 in regulation after both teams turned the ball over late in the game.  Maple Grove finally scored to begin the second-OT to make it 21-14.  However... Cambridge scored on a run, and converted on a pass for two points to win the game.  Maple Grove completes another terriffic season in Bemus Point at 12-1.

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