July 3, 2023 – Lockport Police Press Release

Lockport Police Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lockport, NY – July 3, 2023

Lockport Police are currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Sunday, July 2nd, at approximately 10:00 PM in the city. The incident took place at the intersection of Locust Street and Walnut Street.

Two victims were involved in the shooting. Regrettably, one of the individuals, identified as Rakeem Hamilton, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The second victim, a female whose name is not being released at this time, was promptly transported to Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) for medical treatment. We are actively monitoring her condition and working closely with medical professionals to ensure she receives the necessary care.

The Lockport Police Department is currently conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident. We are working diligently to gather all available evidence and interview witnesses to establish a clear understanding of what transpired. We will provide further updates as additional information becomes available.

We urge anyone with information regarding this shooting to come forward and assist us in our investigation. Your cooperation is vital in helping us bring justice to those involved.

Anyone with information can contact the Lockport Police Department aat716-439-6607 or our tip line at 716-439-6707 . We assure you that all tips will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

We understand that incidents like this can cause concern within the community. The Lockport Police Department is committed to maintaining the safety and well-being of our residents.

City of Lockport Police Department
Chief Steven Abbott
Chief of Police