Shooting at Buffalo Supermarket Leaves At Least 7 Dead – NBC New York

NEW YORK – Authorities confirmed that at least seven people were killed this Saturday in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

Although the authorities initially reported that the suspect had died, shortly after they reported that he is in custody. He was identified as an 18-year-old white male from Conklin, New York.

According to preliminary information, the alleged armed attacker fired a rifle at a Tops supermarket, leaving at least seven dead and one person apparently in critical condition.

Buffalo Police reported that the shooting took place at the Tops supermarket, located in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue, so residents were advised to avoid this area.

Police sources indicated that two rifles were also recovered at the scene. In addition, the uniformed officer investigates if the suspect was motivated by a white supremacist ideology and if he could have published the manifesto online.

Likewise, sources also pointed out that it appears that the suspect had a hate word written or engraved on one of the weapons.

The supermarket is in a predominantly African-American neighborhood about 3 miles (5 kilometers) north of downtown Buffalo. The surrounding area is mostly residential, with a Family Dollar store and a fire station near the store.

“We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Our top priority continues to be the health and well-being of our associates and customers. We appreciate the quick response from local law enforcement and are providing all available resources to assist authorities in the ongoing investigation,” a Tops Supermarket spokeswoman said.

Eric County Executive Mark Poloncarz issued a warning to nearby residents, urging them to avoid the area while police investigate the possible shooting.

“I have been informed of an active multiple shooting in Tops Markets on Jefferson Street in Buffalo. The police are on the scene. Please stay away from the area,” Poloncarz tweeted.

State Governor Kathy Hochul also said she is monitoring the situation. “I am closely following 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 the instructions of law enforcement and local authorities,” she said on her Instagram account. Twitter.

Mayor Byron Brown was at the scene Saturday afternoon and is expected to address the media.

Initial reports of a possible shooting at the store began circulating on social media around 2:30 p.m.

This is a developing story.

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