At least 10 people were killed in a shooting attack on a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

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Eyewitnesses said that between 20 and 30 gunshots were heard. It is being investigated whether the attacker, who was detained by the police, had supremacist motives.

Top supermarket where the shooting took place in Buffalo, New York
Top supermarket where the shooting took place in Buffalo, New York

At least 10 people were killed and many injured in an armed attack on a supermarket. In the US town of Buffalo (New York), he announced the arrest of the attacker, according to local police.

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“Ten people were killed and three wounded by a man armed with an armored and very powerful rifle; “Two of them are serious,” he said.

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According to a short message from the Provincial Police Department, the episode took place at the Tops supermarket, Located in the northernmost part of New York State, near downtown Buffalo.

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“A few people were injured by bullets. Shooter in custody ”, Police previously wrote in a Twitter message, without giving details about their number or status.

The identity of the suspect, who was taken into custody, has not been released.

Shooting scene that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)
Shooting scene that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

The shooter entered the supermarket with a rifle and opened fire. An official who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity said. Researchers believe that The man may have broadcast the footage live, and they were investigating if he posted a manifesto online. added.

Some sources show that The shooter was dressed in military-style clothing and a bulletproof vest. and, according to the channel, is being investigated whether he is motivated by white supremacist ideology.

Governor of New York, Jathy Hochul wrote a tweet stating that she was following the events closely and supporting local forces.

However, the official did not provide further details.

According to a witness cited by the channel ABC7 20 to 30 shots were heard.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office offered its condolences in a tweet after the incident, adding that Sheriff John Garcia “directed all available resources and personnel to assist the police.”

Braedyn Kephart and Shane Hill, both 20 years old, entered the parking lot as the shooter was leaving. They described him as a white male in his teens or early twenties. full camouflage, a black helmet and something that looks like a rifle.

“He was standing there with a gun to his chin. We were wondering what’s going on. Why did he put a gun to this kid’s face? said Kephart. “He fell to his knees, took off his helmet, dropped his gun and was burned by the police,” the witness said.

Shooting comes a little over a year later The March 2021 attack on the King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, killing 10 people. Investigators did not release any information as to why they believe the man accused of the attack targeted the supermarket.


With information from AP and EFE

Source: Info Bae

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