Race-Related Hate Crime Leaves 10 Dead – Multiple Injured In Buffalo
An 18-Year-Old gunman was live streaming on Twitch when he opened fire killing 10 people and injuring multiple others in a Buffalo, New York, supermarket Saturday.
The gunman posted a 106-page manifesto online describing himself as a “white supremacist” and “anti-semite” before he live-streamed the attack on Twitch. He began the attack early on Saturday afternoon in a predominantly black neighborhood.
When police arrived at the scene, they found multiple victims inside and outside of the supermarket, with at least one woman who was shot in the head as she walked out of the store. The gunman was dressed in military-style clothing and was armed with a rifle.
One victim was a recently retired police officer who was working as a security guard at the store. There were at least five people who were found dead in the parking lot.
The shooter is currently in police custody. “He was standing there with the gun to his chin. We were like what the heck is going on? Why does this kid have a gun to his face?” a witness said, adding that the gunman dropped to his knees and “ripped off his helmet, dropped his gun, and was tackled by the police.”
Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted “I’m on the way to Buffalo to assist with the response to today’s shooting. My heart breaks for the victims’ families and for everyone impacted by this horrific and despicable act of violence.”