At least 10 people have died and three have been injured during a shooting at a supermarket in the US city of Buffaloin the state of New Yorkin the north of the United States, as reported on Saturday by CNN.
The main suspect is a white 18 year old that, at 2:30 p.m. (local time), he drove to Buffalo and arrived at a supermarket “very heavily armed“, broadcasting live what he was about to do, as confirmed by police sources to the aforementioned chain.
“At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, an individual who, according to the Mayor, is not from this area and is hours away, drove to Buffalo and went to Tops Market. He got out of his vehicle, he was very heavily armed. , he had tactical gear.He had a tactical helmet on. He had a camera that was broadcasting live what he was doing“, has detailed Buffalo Police Commissioner, Joseph Gramaglia.
After shooting four people in the supermarket parking lot, the young man entered the store and managed to shoot down a security guard to then continue shooting more people inside. Shortly after, several Buffalo Police officers managed to arrest him and take him to the police station, according to Gramaglia.
The agent in charge of the FBI Buffalo Office, Stephen Belongia, has assured that the shooting is being investigated as a hate crime, since 11 of the 13 people who have been shot were black.
“It was a racially motivated hate crime direct from someone outside our community, outside the city (…) who came into our community and tried to inflict that evil on us,” Belongia said in statements collected by CNN.