Buffalo Shooting Wiki, Buffalo Mass Shooting Latest Update: The Acting Chief Censor has put a temporary ban on New Zealanders sharing the racist manifesto of a teenager Payton Gendron arrested over a mass shooting in the US.
The reports of a mass shooting and an active shooter opening fire at a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York.
13 people -11 of whom were African American, were shot, with three suffering non-life-threatening injuries, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said. Two victims were White, Gramaglia said.
This is a developing incident, so all reports are preliminary. A graphic video showed a suspect being arrested with what appeared to be dead bodies on the ground. The suspect is not identified. The motive is unclear, as is the number of victims.
Tops Markets offices in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. Tapas are presented as “your convenience store with more”.
The shooter traveled hours from outside this community
The shooter traveled hours from outside this community to perpetrate this crime on the people of Buffalo, a day when people were enjoying the sunshine, enjoying with family, enjoying with friends,” Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said at a Saturday evening news conference. “People in a supermarket, shopping and bullets raining down on them. People’s lives being snuffed out in an instant for no reason.”
Payton Gendron was charged with First Degree Murder
The suspect, Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old White man, was charged with first-degree murder, Buffalo City Court Chief Judge Craig Hannah told CNN, adding the district attorney’s office is planning on indicting the suspect and bringing additional charges. Gendron pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Payton Gendron surrendered and was transported to Buffalo police headquarters.
The suspect shot and killed the security guard and continued working his way through the store, the commissioner said. When police arrived, the suspect put his gun to his neck but later dropped the gun and took off some of his gear, he added.
Investigators are looking into a manifesto
Investigators were reviewing a purported manifesto Saturday posted online in connection with the Buffalo mass shooting probe, two federal law enforcement officials told CNN.
The manifesto independently obtained by CNN shortly after the attack and before authorities released the name of the suspect, is allegedly written by a person claiming to be Payton Gendron confessing to the attack.
The manifesto’s author says he bought ammo for some time but didn’t get serious about planning the attack until January.