Latest mass shooting in Buffalo: Biden visits grieving community as suspect Payton Gendron’s family blames Covid paranoia

Buffalo Mass Shooting: 10 Dead Reported as Police Investigate Manifesto

Ten people have been killed and a suspect has been taken into custody after a gunman with a rifle and body armor opened fire at a convenience store in Buffalo, New York on May 14, believed to be one of the deadliest racially motivated massacres in recent American history. deadliest mass shootings in the US in 2022.

The shooting occurred at Tops Friendly Market on the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue in the state’s second-largest city, in a predominantly black neighborhood that authorities believe the suspect specifically targeted. In total, thirteen people were shot. Among the victims, 11 were black.

Close-up footage from a video of Saturday’s attack, which police say was filmed by the gunman himself, shows the N-word and the number 14 — a well-known white supremacist code — written on the barrel of the gun in white paint.

A “manifesto” has been found online linked to 18-year-old suspect Payton Gendron, which refers to racist and white nationalist tropes and far-right conspiracy theories.

President Joe Biden will visit Buffalo on Tuesday to “mourn” with the community.

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Shooter named Sadiq Khan on ‘enemy death list’ in white supremacist manifesto

London mayor Sadiq Khan was named by Buffalo as a suspect in the shooting, Payton Gendron, on a list of enemies he wanted dead.

Gendron, 18, is accused of killing 10 people on Saturday at a supermarket in New York state.

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Johanna ChisholmMay 17, 2022 13:00

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Buffalo shooting victim killed while collecting cake for grandson’s birthday

The 10 people killed by a white supremacist in a mass shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo have been identified, including Andre Mackniel, who picked up a cake for his grandson’s birthday.

Mackneil had traveled 120 miles from his home to attend his grandson’s birthday when he was targeted by a white supremacist mass shooter at the grocery store.

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Marosha MuzaffarMay 17, 2022 11:00

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Arizona state senator criticized for comments about Buffalo shootings

The Arizona Senate opened an ethics investigation Monday into a Republican member who tweeted inflammatory comments about last weekend’s racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, which killed 10 people.

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Marosha MuzaffarMay 17, 2022 10:00

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Buffalo shooter’s family says he snapped because of Covid isolation and paranoia

The family of the Buffalo supermarket shooter has said the teen snapped at the “paranoia and isolation” of the Covid pandemic.

In an interview with the New York Post, relatives admitted they had no idea 18-year-old Payton Gendron was an alleged white supremacist. They also said the teen needed help after threatening his classmates nearly a year ago.

“I have no idea how he could have gotten into this. I blame Covid,” said Sandra Komoroff, 68, a niece of Mr Gendron’s mother, Pamela.

“He was very paranoid about getting Covid, extremely paranoid, to the point that – his friends said – he would wear the hazmat suit [to school],” she said.

She added that Mr Gendron had “bought in fear of Covid”.

Marosha MuzaffarMay 17, 2022 09:00

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Here’s the hard truth about people like Payton Gendron

ICYMI: During my research, I found that the underlying feelings that drew people to extreme movements were similar whether the person was a Norwegian woman recruited into a Marxist sect in the 1980s or a British schoolboy lured into Syria in 2014 to Islamists, he writes. Charlotte McDonald Gibson.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 07:59

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Shooter wanted to ‘continue his frenzy’

The gunman who killed 10 people in a Buffalo supermarket last week planned to attack a second store on Saturday if he was not stopped, police said.

Buffalo Police Chief JosephGramaglia told local media there was evidence the gunman was planning to attack a second store on Saturday had he not been stopped.

Of the 13 people who were shot, 11 were black.

Marosha MuzaffarMay 17, 2022 07:20

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Tops thanks community, announce resources for locals

ICYMI: In a statement on Monday, Tops Friendly Markets thanked local community members and law enforcement officers for their efforts over the weekend when 10 people were shot dead and three others injured by a gunman.

The chain, which said the tragedy will not change its commitment to the predominantly black neighborhood around the store where the shooting took place, also announced a series of initiatives to help locals.

A shuttle bus bill will run to the nearest Tops store, the company said, and food and supplies will also be made available through the Resource Council, a city charity.

Jefferson Avenue Tops supermarket is expected to remain closed “until further notice” as the investigation into the deadly shooting continues.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 07:01

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White supremacist symbols on gun, video shows

ICYMI: The gunman accused of killing 10 people in a racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, New York on Saturday appeared to have taped racist slogans to his weapon.

A video emerged to show the suspect, 18-year-old Payton Gendron, with the N-word and the number 14 — a well-known white supremacist code — written on the barrel of the gun in white paint.

A government official said “14” refers to a 14-word statement popular with white supremacists, according to Buffalo News

Mr Gendron has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder.

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Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 06:02

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He had plans to continue his attack, police say

ICYMI: Payton Gendron, the suspect in the Buffalo shooting, would have continued to shoot “more black people” after the attack on a supermarket, police said.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told ABC News on Monday that 18-year-old Gendron could have continued shooting Saturday in the area around the Tops supermarket, where 10 people were shot.

Three others were injured in the attack and according to police, 11 of his alleged victims were black. Authorities have described the shooting as a racially motivated hate crime.

“We’ve uncovered information that if he escaped the… [Tops] supermarket, he had plans to continue his attack,” Gramaglia said. “He had plans to drive down Jefferson Ave to shoot more black people…possibly go to another store” [or] Place.”

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Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 05:01

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Liz Cheney Calls on GOP for Enabling White Nationalism

ICYMI: Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney has convened her own party on the issue of white nationalism after Saturday’s shooting in Buffalo and others in the United States this weekend.

She tweeted: “The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy and anti-Semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends much worse. GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who adhere to them.”

It comes after the New York governor described the 18-year-old Buffalo gunman as a “white supremacist” after revelations about his beliefs and past, as well as apparent white supremacist motives.

Republicans have vigorously defended gun rights despite past mass shootings, and some in Congress have been accused of promoting white nationalist rhetoric.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 04:04

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