At least 10 people were killed in a shooting at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday afternoon. There were also three injured – two of them in critical condition Buffalo News. One of those killed was reportedly a recently retired Buffalo Police Department officer who worked in security at the store.
According to law enforcement officials and witnesses, the gunman shot his victims dead at Buffalo’s Tops Friendly Market. The gunman reportedly opened fire with a rifle in the parking lot and then at around 2:30 p.m. shot and fired at the supermarket filled with shoppers and employees
That Associated Press reported: “Investigators believe the man may have live-streamed the shooting and checked if he had posted a manifesto online, the officer said.”
The official also told the AP that law enforcement is investigating the possibility that the mass shooting was “racially motivated.” However, the official warned that the investigation is in the “preliminary phase” and authorities are yet to determine a motive.
Police say the shooting suspect – who has yet to be identified – has been taken into custody.
According to the AP, “Witnesses reported the shooter was wearing military fatigues and body armor, one of the officers said.”
The Buffalo News also reported that the suspect was wearing a body armor.
Witness Braedyn Kephart described the suspect as a white male in his late teens or early 20s wearing full camouflage and a black helmet.
Kephart told the Associated Press, “He was standing there with the gun to his chin. We were like, ‘What the hell is going on? Why does this boy have a gun in his face?’”
The gunman reportedly fell to his knees, then “ripped off his helmet, dropped his gun and was attacked by police,” Kephart said.
At least two rifles were recovered at the scene, law enforcement officials said NBC News.
A Buffalo police officer said, “It’s like walking into a horror movie, but it’s all real. It’s like Armageddon. It’s so overwhelming.”
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul wrote on Twitter: “I am closely following the shooting at a Buffalo grocery store. We have offered assistance to local officials, officials.”
More details on the Buffalo supermarket shoot can be seen in the video below.
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