Saturday, 10 people were shot dead in a mass shooting at Buffalo Supermarket, new York.
Evil Act of Violence Extremism
The authorities have called the shooting an “evil” act of violence which was racially motivated and perhaps the worst mass shooting that ever occurred in New York.
Look, another racist white supremacist being handled with gentle care after slaughtering at least 10 with an AR-15 in a Buffalo supermarket. pic.twitter.com/zpQpljKDIm
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) May 14, 2022
Payton Gendron from Concklin, New York was prosecuted and has been charged with first-degree murder. the plaintiff has pleaded not guilty. The white teenager followed a racist killing spree which resulted in the death of 10 people.
Payton Gendron, the suspected gunman at the massacre is an 18-year-old and is supposedly responsible for the shooting at the Buffalo supermarket, a grocery store in the black neighbourhood in northern New York. He has been arrested by the police under the charge of murder.
I am closely monitoring the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo. We have offered assistance to local officials. If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow guidance from law enforcement and local officials.
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) May 14, 2022
Three other people were wounded during the shooting by Payton who was armed with an assault rifle. As per authorities, the suspect acted individually, driving from his home to the city for several hours to initiate this attack in the daylight. The attack was broadcasted by the white teenager in real-time on Twitter.
The white supremacist responsible for the mass shooting in a supermarket in #Buffalo made a live broadcast via Twitch of the crime.
The shooter is #PeytonGendron, 18.
The shooting left 10 dead and 3 wounded.
11 of 13 were Black.
Rifle on the end reads the word N*g*** pic.twitter.com/1zXtmpQy7R
— Maurice Ash (@ItsMauriceAsh) May 14, 2022
The Victims of the Act
The 13 victims of the live broadcasted massacre were reported. 10 of which died and 3 were injured. One of them was a retired Buffalo Officer who was appointed as a security guard at the store and lost his life.
Payton Gendron: murders 10—calmly arrested
Nikolas Cruz: murders 17—calmly arrested
Dylan Roof: murders 9—calmly arrested
Patrick Crusius: murders 23—calmly arrested
Tamir Rice, Aiyana Jones, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner—all unarmed & innocent—killed immediately pic.twitter.com/rSvlXdGnUb
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) May 15, 2022
The three people who were injured endured non-lethal wounds as per the press conference. Eleven of all the thirteen victims were Black and four of them were the employees of the store.
Racially Motivated Killing
The shooting is being investigated by the officials as a domestic extremism incident and a hate crime targeting a particular race in society.
“This was pure evil,” Erie County sheriff John Garcia said. “It was straight-up racially motivated hate crime from somebody outside of our community.”
The police authorities even said that they have evidence which indicated that the attack was racially motivated, though there has been no confirmation that the suspect left behind any hate-filled manifesto.
BREAKING: In his manifesto, the white supremacist mass shooter who live-streamed himself shooting 9 people at a Buffalo, New York supermarket, killing 2, reveals that he was motivated to do so by the “white replacement theory” that has been pushed by Trump. RT TO EXPOSE TRUMP!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) May 14, 2022
The suspect has reportedly posted a racist manifesto online on 4chan, which stated white supremacist ideologies about the “great replacement” theory and the differences in IQ between the two races.
Unfolding the Incident
The suspected gunman arrived at the supermarket at 2:30 P.M ET and first shot four people in the parking lot followed by killing three people before entering the store and then firing several rounds inside the marketplace.
In an attempt to save their lives people hid, an employee who introduced him as Will G even shared how he hid with a group of people in a walk-in cooler in the supermarket as the multiple shots were fired.
As a developed nation, why are we still dealing with this foolishness. Today in Buffalo, NY there was a mass shooting at a supermarket. Suspect who is speculated to be a white supremacist has a racial slur on the tip of his rifle. #Buffalo #Racism #NYPD pic.twitter.com/XN53omnD3a
— Ryan (@RyanG4justice) May 14, 2022
“I just heard shots. Shots and shots and shots,” he told the outlet. “It sounded like things were falling over. … I hid. I just hid. I wasn’t going to leave that room.”
In today’s era hatred is spreading like a wildfire through the medium of social media platforms suggests how one is not even safe when he goes to buy groceries.
I'm sick because I shop at that supermarket. It's located in a lower-income Black neighborhood in Buffalo. This terrorist sought out Black people to kill. Literally came to the hood to kill us. And live-streamed it all.
— J Coley (They/Them) (@JColey716) May 14, 2022
Buffalo Mayor, Bryon Brown asked people to stay united on what he claimed to be a “day of great pain for our community”.
“Many of us have been in and out of this supermarket many times,” he told reporters. “We cannot let this hateful person divide our community or our country.”