Latest mass shooting in Buffalo: Biden to visit grieving community as family of suspect Payton Gendron blames Covid paranoia

Buffalo mass shooting: 10 dead as police investigate manifest

Ten people have died and one suspect is in custody after a man armed with a rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, in what is believed to be one of the racist massacres. deadliest in recent American history, and the deadliest. mass shooting in the United States in 2022.

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

Close-ups from a video of Saturday’s attack, which police say was shot by the gunman himself, show the N-word and the number 14, a known white supremacist code, written on the barrel of the gun in white paint.

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

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

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Gunman Named Sadiq Khan On ‘Enemy Kill List’ In White Supremacy Manifesto

London Mayor Sadiq Khan was named by Buffalo shooting suspect Payton Gendron on a list of enemies he wanted to kill.

Gendron, 18, is accused of shooting 10 people to death at a supermarket in the US city in New York state on Saturday.

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Buffalo shooting victim dies while picking up cake for grandson’s birthday

All 10 people killed by a white supremacist during a mass shooting at a Tops grocery store in Buffalo have been identified, including Andre Mackniel, who was picking up a cake for his grandson’s birthday.

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

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Maroosha MuzaffarMay 17, 2022 11:00

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Arizona state senator criticized for comments on Buffalo shooting

The Arizona Senate on Monday opened an ethics investigation into a Republican member who tweeted inflammatory comments about last weekend’s racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that left 10 dead.

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Maroosha MuzaffarMay 17, 2022 10:00

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Buffalo gunman’s family says it broke due to isolation and Covid paranoia

The family of the Buffalo supermarket gunman have said the teenager broke down due to “paranoia and isolation” from the Covid pandemic.

In an interview with the New York PostHis relatives confessed that they had no idea that Payton Gendron, 18, 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 get caught up in this. I blame Covid,” said Sandra Komoroff, 68, a cousin of Gendron’s mother, Pamela.

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

He added that Mr. Gendron had “bought the fear of Covid”.

Maroosha 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 sentiments that drew people to extreme movements were similar, regardless of whether the person was a Norwegian woman recruited into a Marxist cult in the 1980s or a British schoolboy drawn to fight for Islamists. in Syria in 2014, he writes. Charlotte McDonald-Gibson.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 07:59

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Gunman looking to ‘continue his rampage’

The gunman who killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo last week had intended to attack a second store on Saturday if he hadn’t been apprehended, police said.

Buffalo Police Chief Joseph Gramaglia told local media there was evidence to suggest the gunman wanted to attack a second store on Saturday if he hadn’t been apprehended.

Of the 13 people shot, 11 were black.

Maroosha MuzaffarMay 17, 2022 07:20

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Tops thanks the community and announces resources for locals

ICYMI: In a statement Monday, Tops Friendly Markets thanked members of the local community and law enforcement for their efforts over the weekend, when 10 people were shot to death and three others were 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 bill will arrive at the nearest Tops store, the company said, and food and supplies will also be available through the city’s Resource Council, a charity.

The 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 weapons, 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 racist slogans painted on his gun.

Video surfaced showing 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 that is popular with white supremacists, according to buffalo news.

Gendron has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges.

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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, reportedly went on to shoot “more black people” after the supermarket attack, police said.

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

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 have uncovered information that if he escaped from the [Tops] supermarket, he had plans to continue his attack,” Gramaglia said. “I had plans to continue driving down Jefferson Ave to shoot more black people…possibly go to another store [or] location.”

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Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 05:01

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Liz Cheney criticizes the Republican Party for allowing white nationalism

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

She tweeted: “House Republican leadership has enabled White Nationalism, White Supremacy and Anti-Semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends much worse. Republican leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”

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

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

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 04:04

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