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Mass shooting in Buffalo: 10 dead as police investigate manifesto

Ten people are dead and one suspect is in custody after a man armed with a rifle and body armor opened fire on a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, believed to be the one of the deadliest racist massacres in recent US 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 of video of Saturday’s attack, which police say was filmed by the shooter himself, show the word N and the number 14 – a known white supremacist code – written on the barrel of the weapon in white paint.

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

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

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Gunman named Sadiq Khan on ‘enemy slain 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 dead 10 people in a supermarket in the US city of New York on Saturday.

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Johanna ChisholmMay 17, 2022 1:00 p.m.

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

All 10 individuals killed by a white supremacist in 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.

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

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Maroosha Muzaffar17 May 2022 11:00

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Arizona state senator slammed for Buffalo shooting comments

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 supermarket in Buffalo, New York that left 10 people dead.

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Maroosha Muzaffar17 May 2022 10:00

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Buffalo shooter’s family say he broke due to Covid isolation and paranoia

The Buffalo supermarket shooter’s family said the teenager broke down due to the “paranoia and isolation” of the Covid pandemic.

In an interview with the New York Post, relatives have confessed they had no idea Payton Gendron, 18, was an alleged white supremacist. They also said the teenager needed help after threatening classmates almost a year ago.

“I have no idea how he got caught up in this. I blame Covid,’ said Sandra Komoroff, 68, a cousin of Mr Gendron’s mother, Pamela.

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

She added that Mr. Gendron had “buy into 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 feelings drawing 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 drawn to fight for Islamists in Syria in 2014, writes Charlotte McDonald-Gibson.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 07:59

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The shooter sought to “continue his rampage”

The gunman who killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket last week intended to target a second store on Saturday if he had not been arrested, police said.

Buffalo Police Chief Joseph Gramaglia told local media there was evidence to suggest the shooter wanted to target a second store on Saturday had he not been arrested.

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 on Monday, Tops Friendly Markets thanked local community members and law enforcement 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 would not change its commitment to the predominantly black neighborhood around the store where the shooting occurred, also announced a series of initiatives to help residents.

A shuttle bill goes to the nearest Tops store, the company said, and food and supplies will also be made 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 fatal shooting continues.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 07:01

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White supremacy symbols on a gun, video broadcasts

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 daubed on his gun.

Video has emerged showing the suspect, Payton Gendron, 18, with the word N and the number 14 – a known white supremacist code – written on the gun’s barrel in white paint.

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

Mr. Gendron pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder.

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Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 06:02

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“He intended to continue his attack”, according to the police

ICYMI: Payton Gendron, the suspect in the Buffalo shooting, allegedly continued shooting “more black people” after the supermarket attack, police reportedly said.

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

Three other people were injured in the attack and police say 11 of his alleged victims were black. Authorities described the shooting as a racially motivated hate crime.

“We have uncovered information that if he escaped the [Tops] supermarket, he intended to continue his attack,” Mr. Gramaglia said. “He planned to keep going down Jefferson Ave to shoot more black people…maybe go to another store [or] location.”

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Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 05:01

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Liz Cheney calls out the GOP 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 over the weekend.

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

It comes after the Governor of New York described the 18-year-old Buffalo shooter as a ‘white supremacist’ following revelations about his beliefs and background, as well as apparent white supremacist motives.

Republicans have stood firm for gun rights despite previous mass shootings, and some members of Congress have been accused of fostering white nationalist rhetoric.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 04:04


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