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A crowd gathers as police investigate after a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. Multiple people were shot at the Tops Friendly Market

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A crowd gathers as police investigate after a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. Multiple people were shot at the Tops Friendly Market

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A crowd gathers as police investigate after a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. Multiple people were shot at the Tops Friendly Market

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Buffalo, New York, police say that at least 10 people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a gunman with a rifle and body armour opened fire at a supermarket in the city.

Police said the shooting took place at Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue.

It was not immediately clear how many people had been hit or how serious their injuries are.

Investigators are looking into whether the alleged shooter livestreamed the massacre and posted a white supremacist manifesto online.

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Local, state, and federal officials said they were monitoring the situation.

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Buffalo mayoral candidate says city ‘segregated by design’ and government racism may have caused shooting

As police reportedly look into whether the Buffalo supermarket shooter had a white supremacist ideology, former mayoral candidate India Walton said government racism had a hand in causing the tragedy.

“Lord I have a lot of thoughts and feelings. This runs deep for me and it’s not political and I will very likely say same things that are impolite,” said Ms Walton, a socialist who mounted a shock defeat of incumbent mayor Byron Brown in a 2021 primary before losing in the general election. “Our government can’t prevent things that they actually cause. Buffalo is segregated by design and racism is not only encouraged but rewarded.”

Josh Marcus14 May 2022 22:49

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Tops Markets ‘shocked and deeply saddened’ by shooting

The grocery chain Tops Friendly Market said it is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the shooting that took place at one of its Buffalo, New York, stores on Saturday, which left at least 10 dead.

“We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” the chain told News 4 Buffalo in a statement. “Our top priority remains the health and well-being of our customers. We appreciate the quick response of local law enforcement and are providing all available resources to assist authorities in the ongoing investigation.”

Josh Marcus14 May 2022 22:40

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Did Buffalo shooter target store in Black neighbourhood?

Police are investigating whether the man suspected of killing at least 10 people at a Tops grocery store in Buffalo, New York, posted a white supremacist manifesto online.

The shooting took place in a predominantly Black neighbourhood about 3 miles north of downtown Buffalo.

According to unconfirmed media reports, the suspected shooter allegedly wrote in the manifesto, “If there’s one thing I want you to get from these writings, it’s that White birth rates must change. Everyday the White population becomes fewer in number.”

Josh Marcus14 May 2022 22:31

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Breaking News: ‘Multiple’ people shot and suspect in custody following supermarket shooting in Buffalo, New York

A suspect is in custody following a mass shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York, where police report “multiple” victims struck by gunfire after a shooter opened fire on 14 May.

It is unclear how many people have been injured and whether anyone has been killed; the Buffalo Police Department reported multiple injuries.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said she is “closely monitoring” the incident and has advised residents to avoid the area.

A statement from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office offers “condolences to the family and friends” of victims. New York Attorney General Letitia James said “all of New York is with Buffalo after this tragic mass shooting.”

Alex Woodward has the full story for The Independent.

Josh Marcus14 May 2022 22:09

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Police investigating whether Tops shooter motivated by white supremacist ideology

Police are investigating whether an individual who shot up a Tops grocery store in Buffalo, New York, killing a reported 10 people, was motivated by white supremacy, according to NBC New York.

Investigators are also looking to see whether the suspected shooter, who is in police custody, posted an online manifesto, NBC reports, citing unnamed law enforcement sources.

Unconfirmed media reports suggest the shooter did post an online manifesto, and streamed the mass shooting live on the platform Twitch.

Josh Marcus14 May 2022 22:07

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The Buffalo News reports that 10 people have been killed at the Tops grocery store, quoting a police official speaking at the scene.

The paper quotes the official as saying: “It’s like walking onto a horror movie, but everything is real. It is armageddon-like. It is so overwhelming.”

The official said that one of those killed was a recently retired Buffalo police officer who was working as a security guard at the store.

No motive has yet been suggested for the shooting.

Phil Thomas14 May 2022 21:39

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One witness told CNN that the gunman was wearing Army fatigues and a bullet-proof vest. The eyewitness said the man, who he described as white, held a firearm under his chin before putting it on the ground and surrendering to police officers.

Phil Thomas14 May 2022 21:27

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The governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, was among those urging local people to avoid the area and follow directions from police.

Phil Thomas14 May 2022 21:23

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‘Multiple’ people shot

Buffalo police say “multiple” people have been injured by gunfire after a suspect opened fire in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York.

The police department said a suspect was in custody.

Phil Thomas14 May 2022 21:13

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