(act. 15.05.2022 00:48)
18-year-old shooter taken into custody – A racially motivated motive is also being investigated.
Ten people were killed and three injured in a gun attack at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York.
This was announced by police chief Joseph Gramaglia on Saturday. The 18-year-old gunman was taken into custody, according to Mayor Byron Brown. A racially motivated motive is also being examined.
“The shooter wasn’t from that community,” Brown said at a news conference. “The shooter traveled hours from outside of this community to commit this crime against the people of Buffalo.” What started as a beautiful day turned into a terrible day. “A day that breaks the heart of every member of our community,” Brown said. According to the police, the perpetrator was heavily armed and opened fire in the supermarket parking lot.
Helmet, protective vest and camera
According to authorities, the shooter had a camera and was wearing a helmet – he filmed the act and broadcast it live on a social network. There is “certain evidence” that points to a racist act, it said. The majority of the victims were black. According to initial findings, the shooter acted alone. The supermarket is located several miles north of downtown Buffalo in an area primarily populated by black people. “Why does a white man come here and shoot in a black supermarket,” a local told local television.
Police secure crime scene in BUffalo
“We are investigating this incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism,” said an FBI investigator. The neighborhood is mostly inhabited by blacks.
The Buffalo police confirmed in the online service Twitter a shot in a grocery store. It was initially said that several people had been hit. According to The Buffalo News, up to five bodies were found in a store parking lot and others were found dead inside the store.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul wrote on Twitter on Saturday that she was closely monitoring the situation after the incident at a local grocery store. “If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow directions from law enforcement and local authorities.”