Videos show looters unleashing gunfire in Buffalo amid deadly arctic blast

Looters took advantage of a deadly arctic blast that crippled Buffalo, New York over the weekend. Multiple videos shared on Twitter show dozens of people looting stores and walking between abandoned vehicles and nearly 4 feet of snow over Christmas weekend with bags full of what appear to be stolen items.

Buffalo was hit by the Arctic blast, exposing many cities across the country to sub-zero temperatures made worse by strong winds. By Monday, 47 people across the country had died as a result of the weather. More than half of the deaths occurred in Erie County, where Buffalo is located.

A messy video viewed He shows armed looters leaving a shop almost 50,000 times. Someone yells offscreen, “He’s got a gun. run! Run!” Several shots are heard and people start screaming.

Raws Alerts, which reshared the video, said it was not known if any injuries occurred during filming.

The account shared several other videos depicting looting. Video captured from a moving car shows looters dropping items as they exit a Family Dollar store. One person appears to be escaping on a snowmobile. Police sirens can be heard in the background.

Broken window reveals looted store
A looted and vandalized store is seen after a night of protests in New York City in 2020. Buffalo, New York, recently saw dozens of looters looting stores amid a deadly storm over the weekend.
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“I don’t want to be shot because you’re making a video,” a person in the car said to the person who took the video. “We have to get out of here.”

“Christmas came early,” said the person who took the video.

“Watch video shows dozens of people looting stores and stores after a major snowstorm hit parts of Buffalo leaving people stranded without supplies,” RawsAlerts tweeted. “People can be seen walking out with objects.”

Other Video shows one of the looters allegedly live-streaming herself as people destroy a store’s shelves and steal items.

Buffalo was buried under 43 inches of snow over the weekend and the area expects up to another foot by Tuesday. The storm comes just a month after lake-effect snow was thrown more than 6 feet over the same area.

The city was impassable to vehicles, and many of the looters who raided the shops were on foot. Erie County chief executive Mark Poloncarz said the “terrible” storm was the worst he could remember.

news week contacted the Buffalo Police Department for comment.

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Rick Schindler

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