Shooting in the supermarket of the American Buffalo: 10 dead, the attacker has already been detained
18-year-old boy shot 10 people/AP Photo
In the US, an 18-year-old boy opened fire at a Tops Friendly Markets supermarket in Buffalo. He killed 10 people, and three more were injured.
The attacker has already been detained by law enforcement officers. However, he does not admit his guilt.
10 people died as a result of the shooting
There was a shooting at the Tops Friendly Markets supermarket on the afternoon of May 15th. Craig Gendron, 18, broadcast the attack live. He was dressed in tactical clothes and shot predominantly at black people. The attacker has been charged with first-degree murder but pleads not guilty. Gendron is currently in custody.
During the attack, a total of 13 people were injured, 10 of whom died. Officials said 11 of the victims were black and only two were white. A spokesman for the Erie County Medical Center said that 2 people who managed to survive are in the hospital. They are in a stable condition.
“There are 2 aspects of first-degree murder that could potentially be filed. There is a specific subdivision of such a murder in relation to the shooting of several people, which happened here,” said the Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.
According to him, law enforcement officers are also considering the second subsection of the first-degree charge – murder, which has a racial component. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the mass shooting “as a hate crime and an act of racially based violent extremism.” these innocent victims,” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.
The FBI is also helping to investigate the case.