tiroteo en buffalo twitter- Almost 10 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Tops Markets grocery store in Buffalo, New York, as per law enforcement officials who spoke to the Associated Press, as per Buffalo Police.
The suspect of the incident wee identified and said that they are Python Gendron, of Conklin, about 200 miles southeast of Buffalo, authorities told the AP.
The reports witnessed that Gendron, an 18-years-old white male, was wearing military-style clothing in addition to body armor, as per Police.
Reports from Police says that 13 people were shot. Four people were employees of the store says the authorities. Out of the victims, 11 were black and two were white people. A recently retired police officer was one of the victims who worked as a security guard at the store, says the authorities.
tiroteo en buffalo twitter- about the incident
tiroteo en buffalo twitter- the attacker entered the supermarket with a rifle and open fired, as per an official who spoke to the AP. Investigators. He says- he was live streaming the shooting and was looking into whether he had posted an online manifesto or not.
The FBI investigated the shooting as a racially motivated hate crime and violent extremism, authorities said Saturday.
The supermarket is in a predominantly black neighborhood about 3 miles (5 kilometers) north of downtown Buffalo. The surrounding area is mostly residential and has a Family Dollar store and a fire station near the store.
Two people who are in their 20’s- Braedyn Kephart and Shane Hill, entered the parking lot just as the shooter was leaving. They described the event as-
“The shooters were standing there with a gun in their chin. We were amused and thought why is this guy standing here with a gun in his chin?”- said Kephart. He knelt down. He “he took off his helmet, dropped the gun and was accosted by police.”
Police locked the block and surrounded by onlookers and yellow police tape encircled the entire parking lot.
After 2 hours of shoot, Erica Pugh-Mathews who waited outside the store behind police tape said-
“We are worried and would want to know the status of my aunt, my mother’s sister. She was with her fiancé; they broke up and went to different hallways.” A bullet barely hit him.
The shooting comes just over a year after a March 2021 attack at a King Soopers Supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, that killed 10 people.