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21-year-old Jorge Garcia killed in shooting at Club Marcella

He is survived by 3-years old daughter Ava.



The Buffalo Police Department is conducting an inquiry into a shooting incident that took place at Club Marcella on Michigan Avenue in the early hours of Sunday at 2:30 a.m.

As per the Buffalo Police, a dispute inside the club resulted in three individuals being shot. Sadly, a 21-year-old Buffalo resident Jorge Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other two gunshot victims were transported to nearby hospitals via ambulance and are reported to be in stable condition.

Club Marcella issued a statement to FOX3 on Sunday afternoon.

“We are devastated by the horrendous act of violence that occurred last night,” the club said. “We pray for the victim and his family, as well as anyone else impacted by this tragedy. Of course, we are cooperating fully with the police and will continue to do so in every way possible.”

Club Marcella

The recent shooting at Club Marcella marks the second such incident to occur at the establishment in a matter of weeks.

On January 29th, a security guard was shot in the club’s parking lot in the early hours of the morning. A spokesperson for the City of Buffalo informed FOX3 that the City is considering the possibility of closing down the club.

In response to the shooting, Fillmore District councilmember Mitch Nowakowski released a statement on Sunday morning.

“I am deeply saddened by the tragic act of violence that took place at Club Marcella early Sunday morning resulting in the loss of life,” the statement read. “I will continue to work with our local authorities, city officials and community stakeholders to ensure safety in the cobblestone district.  Violence has no place in our community and I continue to remain in constant and open communication with Buffalo Police and the owners of Marcella’s as the investigation proceeds.”