The city Police Department had reported that the event took place in the Tops supermarket, near the center of Buffalo, a city located in the extreme north of the state of New York. / Reference photo
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At least 10 people died this Saturday in a shooting in a supermarket in the US town of Buffalo, in the state of New York, reported the CNBC4 television channel, citing police sources. “If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow the instructions of law enforcement and local authorities,” wrote the governor of New YorkKathy Hochul.
I am closely monitoring 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 guidance from law enforcement and local officials.
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) May 14, 2022
According to the CNBC4 channel, which cites three agents, the attacker entered the supermarket, located on Jefferson Avenue, a little after 2:30 pm (local time) and shot several people. Some sources indicated that the suspect was dressed in military-style clothing and, according to the channel, it is being investigated whether the attack was racially motivated.
For its part, The Buffalo News reported that three other people were injured, two of them seriously. “Several people have been hit by gunshots. The man is already in custody,” police wrote in a Twitter message. Investigators believe the suspect may have broadcast the shooting through a camera attached to his helmet, according to several US media reports.
“The video showed the armed man, dressed in military clothing, stopping in front of the store with a rifle in the front seat and then pointing the rifle at people in the parking lot as he got out of the vehicle and opened fire,” one of the suspects said. officials to ABC News. “It also shows the suspect entering the supermarket and shooting other victims inside,” he added.
The same newspaper reported that one of the victims was a recently retired police officer who worked as a security guard at the store.
Braedyn Kephart and Shane Hill, both 20, told the outlet USAToday They had just pulled into the store’s parking lot when they saw the suspect exit. “He was standing there with the gun to his chin. We were like what the hell is going on? Why is this guy holding a gun to his face?” Kephart said. He knelt down. He “removed his helmet, dropped the gun and was accosted by police.”
With information from Efe and Afp
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