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What happened at Tops Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo, New York?

Another mass shooting has devastated the country.

At least 13 people were shot dead at Tops Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo, New York on May 14, 2022.

On May 14, 2022, at least 13 people were shot dead at the TOPS Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo, New York

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On May 14, 2022, at least 13 people were shot dead at the TOPS Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo, New York

What happened at Tops Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo, New York?

Shots were fired at a supermarket in upstate New York shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The Buffalo Police Department took to Twitter to alert those in the area.

“BPD at the scene of a mass shooting at Tops on the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue,” she wrote.

“Police say several people were hit by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Drivers and residents are urged to avoid the area.”

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The jailed suspect opened fire at a convenience store in Buffalo while live-streaming on Twitch, according to BNO News.

The suspected shooter is a white 18-year-old man.

He was wearing tactical body armor and a rifle when he entered Tops Friendly Market.

The gunman’s name will only be released after he was charged later in the evening, authorities said.

How many people were killed or injured?

Officials say at least 10 people have been killed and three injured while the investigation continues.

Two of the injured are in critical condition.

A police officer at the scene told The Buffalo News: “It’s like stepping into a horror movie, but it’s all real. It’s like Armageddon. It’s so overwhelming.”

What are people saying about the shooting?

Top friendly markets shared a statement on Twitter as the fatal 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 employees and customers. We appreciate the quick response from local law enforcement and are committing all available resources to assist the authorities with the ongoing investigation.”

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Also the Erie County Sheriff’s Office tweeted a statement offering condolences to the families and friends of the victims:

“The Erie County Sheriff’s Office would like to offer its condolences to the family and friends of [today’s] Shoot. Sheriff Garcia has ordered all available resources and staff to assist the @BPDAlerts.

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