A SUSPECT was taken into custody after a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York.
Payton Gendron has been charged with killing at least ten people and injuring three in a Tops Friendly supermarket.
Who is Payton Gendron?
Payton Gendron is an 18-year-old white man from Conklin, New York.
Conklin is over 200 miles southeast of Buffalo, where the shooting took place.
What happened at Tops Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo, New York?
On May 14, 2022, at least 13 people were shot dead at a Tops Friendly supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
According to Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia, 10 of the 13 were killed, four of those shot were store employees, and a total of 11 victims were African American.
He wore military gear and carried a rifle into the store while live-streaming the tragic event Pull out.
Gendron was taken into custody at the scene and is facing a New York state court on first-degree murder charges.
Officials said he could also face federal charges, such as hate crimes.
However, Gendron has pleaded not guilty to the crimes.
What are people saying about the shooting?
In a news conference Saturday, Erie County Sheriff John Garcia called the event “purely evil.”
“It was a racially motivated hate crime by someone outside of our community.”
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.”
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted“I’m on my way to Buffalo to help with the response to today’s shooting.
“My heart breaks for the families of the victims and for everyone affected by this horrific and heinous act of violence.”
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