New York: An 18-year-old white man has been shot dead in a supermarket in an African-American supermarket. Three people were injured. Peyton Gendron, who fired, tried to kill himself when police arrived, but eventually surrendered.
The racist violence that rocked the U.S. took place at 2.30pm on Saturday at the Tops Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Gendron, who was dressed as a soldier in a bulletproof vest, was also live-streaming the attack on social media via a camera attached to his helmet. At 2 minutes, the platform ‘Twitch’ intervened and stopped streaming. All three guns in the assailant’s possession were legally purchased. More than a dozen other ethnic groups in the U.S. have been found to have shared online a 180-page notification and information about their preparations for the attack, raising concerns about whites becoming a minority. US President Joe Biden has condemned the massacre.
The assailant was produced in court and charged. Gendron, who lives in Conclin, near the Pennsylvania state border, drove 320 kilometers from there and opened fire on Buffalo. The vehicle was parked in front of the store and four people outside were shot first. 3 of them died. As he climbed into the store, a security guard, a former police officer, opened fire, but the assailant was wearing a bulletproof vest. He turned his shotgun on himself when apprehended by a police officer on the porch of the house where the shootings took place. All but two of the 13 shootings were of African American descent. 3 employees in the shop. Buffalo is an economically backward area in downtown Buffalo. The names of all those killed have not been released, except for security officer Aaron Salter Jr. They came to the shop to buy goods.
English Summary: 10 dead in mass shooting at US supermarket