At least 10 dead in ‘racially motivated’ shooting at Buffalo supermarket: police

At least 10 dead in ‘racially motivated’ shooting at Buffalo supermarket: police

At least 10 have been killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, local police said Saturday. The incident is being investigated as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism, according to law enforcement. The alleged shooter is in custody, police said Saturday during a press conference following the mass shooting around 2:30 p.m. both inside and outside the Jefferson Avenue Tops Markets, about five kilometres north of downtown Buffalo. “This was pure evil. This was straight-up a racially motivated hate crime from someone outside of the city,” said Erie county sheriff, John Garcia. The gunman was identified as Payton Gendron of Conklin, a community about 320 kilometers southeast of Buffalo in New York state, two law enforcement officials told The Associated …
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