10 dead in mass shooting at supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Suspect, 18, in police custody, officials said.
At least 10 people are confirmed dead and another 3 injured following a mass shooting at supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
The shooting is said to be racially motivated as 11 of the 13 victims were black.
According to Buffalo News, Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said “It was, straight up, a racially motivated hate crime,” at a late afternoon news conference.
An 18-year-old, white gunman, identified as Payton S. Gendron, was arraigned and is in police custody.
The US Attorney’s Office announced that the FBI was investigating the shooting, which occurred around 2:30 p.m., as a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said he planned to arraign the shooter, who was not immediately identified, on first-degree murder charges soon.
Authorities on scene reported that four of the victims were store employees, and the rest were customers. The shooting is also said to have been streamed live on social media by the shooter.
The shooter threatened to shoot himself moments before dropping his rifle and surrendering to the police.
This story is still developing. Check back for updates.