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Shooting on Buffalo's East Side

Checkmate Bar & Grill Shut Down

January 27, 2018 - 9:12 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are investigating a shooting that occurred just before 3 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of East Lovejoy Street.

The incident happened following a disturbance involving several people inside the Checkmate Bar & Grill. The disturbance continued outside and one person, a 32-year-old male from Buffalo, was struck by gunfire.

Buffalo Police have now ordered the bar shutdown due to what they call a "pattern" of complaints from the establishment.

The man is in critical condition. Anyone with information is asked to call or text (716) 847-2255


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