Live mass murder: an American in a supermarket shot more than ten people
The victims of the online broadcast of the shooting were predominantly African Americans.
In the American city of Buffalo in the state of New York, an 18-year-old guy from an automatic rifle shot more than ten people in a supermarket. He broadcast his crime live on the Internet.
This is reported by the Associated Press.
Authorities called the incident a “hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism.”
An armed man entered the supermarket and opened fire with an automatic rifle. He was wearing a camouflage uniform, helmet and body armor.
He broadcast live on social media killing 10 people and injuring three more before he was apprehended and taken into custody. Among the victims of the bullets are 11 African Americans, who make up the majority in this area of the city.
The suspect in the shooting is called Peyton Gendron from the city of Conklin, located about 320 kilometers southeast of Buffalo.
Judging by the broadcast, the mass murderer arrived at the supermarket in his car. He shot four people near the store, fatally wounding three of them. The supermarket security guard, a retired police officer, fired several shots, but the bullet hit the shooter's bulletproof vest and had no effect.
Sagittarius killed the guard and then went through the store, shooting at other victims.
During the arrest by the police, the suspect put a gun to his neck. Two officers persuaded him to drop his weapons and surrender.
“This is the worst nightmare any community can face, and we are hurting, we are now seething. The depth of pain that families are experiencing and that we all feel right now cannot even be explained, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said at a press conference.
Officers said the rifle Gendron used in the attack was purchased legal, but the magazines he used for cartridges are prohibited from being sold in New York state.
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