Media Already calling it Racism
According to Fox news
During a press conference, Buffalo police commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said that 13 people were shot, and 10 people died as a result of the shooting, which is being investigated as a hate crime.
Gramaglia said that an 18-year-old White male allegedly committed the shooting and was live-streaming it online.
According to officials, the shooter traveled from “hours” outside of Buffalo. The shooting happened at Tops Friendly Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo.
“BPD on scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. Police say multiple people have been struck by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area,” the police department tweeted.
The alleged gunman has been identified as Payton Gendron, 18, of Conklin, New York, according to the Associated Press.
He is being charged with first-degree murder, and pleaded not guilty on Saturday evening, according to WKBW.
11 of the victims in the attack are Black and two of them are White, according to authorities.
Among the people killed are a retired Buffalo police officer, who fired multiple shots at the gunman but hit his bulletproof vest.
Three people were killed in the parking lot of the grocery store, according to Gramaglia.
I am closely monitoring the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo. We have offered assistance to local officials. If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow guidance from law enforcement and local officials.
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) May 14, 2022
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that it has ordered “all available resources and personnel” to assist the Buffalo Police Department in responding to the shooting.