Printed on Wed Aug 10 2022 6:07:32 PM

Gunman kills 10 in shooting at Buffalo supermarket

International desk
A white 18-year-old wearing military gear and live streaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, killing 10 people and wounding three others Saturday in what authorities described as “racially motived violent extremism.”

The gunman wore body armor and military-style clothing during the attack on mostly Black shoppers and workers at Tops Friendly Market. For at least two minutes, he broadcast the shooting live on the streaming platform Twitch before the service ended his transmission.

Police said he shot 11 Black victims and two who were white before surrendering to police.

Later, he appeared before a judge in a paper medical gown and was arraigned on murder charges.

“It is my sincere hope that this individual, this white supremacist who just perpetrated a hate crime on an innocent community, will spend the rest of his days behind bars. And heaven help him in the next world as well,” said Gov. Kathy Hochul, speaking near the scene of the attack.

The suspected gunman was identified as Payton Gendron, of Conklin, New York, about 320 kilometers southeast of Buffalo.
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