(New York) Ten people were shot and killed Saturday at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York by a gunman who was arrested, the local daily reported. The Buffalo Newsciting law enforcement sources.
Posted at 4:51 p.m.
Updated at 5:39 p.m.
“Ten people were killed by an armed man wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with a high-powered rifle, and three other people were injured, two of them very seriously,” the newspaper said, quoting a police official. at the scene of the tragedy and another Source close to the police.
Buffalo police tweeted at 3:26 p.m. that officers were “at the scene of a mass shooting” at Tops’ supermarket, and that the “shooter is already in custody.”
“Many people were hit by the shots,” according to the same Source.
Up to five bodies were found in the parking lot, according to The Buffalo Newsthe other victims being inside the store.
The supermarket is located in a predominantly African-American neighborhood three miles north of downtown Buffalo.
A police Source told the newspaper that the shooter had a camera and was wearing a bulletproof vest with a “military-grade helmet”.
Police are verifying whether the shooter broadcast the attack live, as reported by some on social media.
“It’s like being in a horror movie, but it’s all real,” a police officer told the daily.
“I’m following the situation regarding the killings at a grocery store in Buffalo. We stand with the people of Buffalo,” New York Senator Chuck Schumer tweeted.