mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket united states 10 people killed
According to police, the assailant used a camera to view the incident online before the shooting. Police have arrested the 18-year-old attacker. However, his name has not been announced yet.
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Attack on black people
According to the BBC, the area where the shooting took place is mostly inhabited by black people. Most of the victims are black. Buffalo Police Commissioner Gramaglia said 13 people had been shot. Of these, 10 have died and the rest are being treated at the hospital. The suspect is said to have driven for several hours to reach this area of the city.
3 people working in the supermarket are seriously injured. A retired police officer working as a security guard tried to shoot the suspect but was unsuccessful. Police said the suspect had a powerful rifle and was also wearing a helmet. He then surrendered his weapon.
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What did the FBI say?
The FBI has described the shooting as “violent extremism.” “We are investigating this incident in the form of a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism,” FBI agent Stephen Belongia told a news conference in Buffalo.
White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre said President Joe Biden had been briefed on the firing and the ensuing investigation.
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