ANOTHER mass shooting has devastated the country.
On May 14, 2022, at least 10 people were shot dead at Tops Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
What happened at Tops Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo, New York?
On Saturday afternoon, shortly after 2.30pm, shots were fired at a supermarket in upstate New York.
The Buffalo Police Department took to Twitter to warn people in the area.
“BPD on scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue,” they wrote.
“Police say multiple people have been struck by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area.”
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The suspect in custody, opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo while live-streaming on Twitch, according to BNO News.
The alleged gunman is a white, 18-year-old male.
He wore tactical body armor and carried a rifle as he entered the Tops Friendly Market.
The gunman’s name won’t be released until after he is arraigned later tonight, authorities said.
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How many people were killed or injured?
As the investigation continues, at least 10 people have been killed and three were injured, according to officials.
Two of the injured are in critical condition.
A police official at the scene told The Buffalo News, “It’s like walking onto a horror movie, but everything is real. It is armageddon-like. It’s so overwhelming.”
What are people saying about the shooting?
Tops Friendly Markets shared a statement on Twitter as the deadly event unfolded:
“We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”
“Our top priority remains the health and well-being of our associates and customers. We appreciate the quick response of local law enforcement and are providing all available resources to assist authorities in the ongoing investigation.”
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The Erie County Sheriff’s Office also tweeted a statement extending condolences to families and friends of the victims:
“The Erie County Sheriff’s Office wishes to pass along its condolences to the family and friends of [today’s] shooting. Sheriff Garcia has ordered all available resources and personnel to assist the @BPDAlerts”