An 18-year-old American shot dozens of black people in a supermarket while broadcasting the massacre live.
A tragic racist incident took place in Buffalo, New York, USA. At the hands of Peyton Gendron, 10 people were killed, 13 were injured, writes Air Force.
The guy opened fire as soon as he got out of his car in the supermarket parking lot. The reason for the massacres was racial hatred, although the first victim was a white woman. For about a minute, the killer shot people near the entrance to the supermarket, and then continued to ruthlessly kill inside it, making control shots. Stephen Belongia, FBI spokesman in Buffalo, says:
“We are investigating this incident as a hate crime and as a case of racially motivated violent extremism.”
During the preliminary investigation, it was established that Gendron spent several hours on the road to arrive in this particular area, where many black people live. During the shooting, he shouted racial slurs at the victims.
Most of the dead and injured, according to Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia, are African Americans. Among the victims is a retired police officer who worked at the store as a security guard. At the first shots, he tried to stand up for people and shot several times at the criminal as soon as he entered the supermarket. However, the guy was wearing a bulletproof vest, and with a return shot he hit the ex-policeman.
After police arrived at the scene, the shooter tried to resist, but then surrendered to law enforcement officers, laying down his weapon. He was detained and is in custody, writes BBC.
According to police, Peyton Gendron was wearing a bulletproof vest and hard hat, and fired from a high-powered rifle. He was assigned a forensic medical examination. The killer is threatened life imprisonment without the right to parole (estimated execution in New York State has been cancelled). The killer pleads not guilty.
The incident in Buffalo was reported to US President Joe Biden. “The President and First Lady are praying for those who have died and for their loved ones,” the White House said in a statement.