May 14, 2022
'Multiple people' shot at Buffalo, New York, supermarket
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BUFFALO, NY -- Multiple people were shot Saturday afternoon at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, police there tweeted, adding that the alleged shooter was in custody.
Details on the number of people shot at the Tops Friendly Market and their conditions weren't immediately available.
Police officials and a spokesperson for the supermarket chain did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.
Police closed off the block, lined by spectators, and yellow police taped surrounded the full parking lot. Mayor Byron Brown was at the scene late Saturday afternoon and expected to address the media.
Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted that she was "closely monitoring the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo," her hometown. She said state officials have offered help to local authorities.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office said on social media that it ordered all available personnel to assist Buffalo police.
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What happened at Tops Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo, New York?
ANOTHER mass shooting has devastated the country.
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."Read More on The US SunSTORE BLOODBATH Mass shooter, 18, kills at least TEN' in live-streamed 'racist' gun rampageTRAGIC PLUNGE Jail guard, 38, jumps to his death from bridge after decade of service to NYC
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.
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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."Read More On The SunEXTREME FALLOUT AGT hit with 'serious federal violations' after stuntman left paralyzedSWITCH UP I’m a Starbucks barista - workers let customers change menu item & it's annoying
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"
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