2022 Buffalo shooting

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2022 Buffalo shooting
Part of mass shootings in the United States
Tops supermarket, Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, New York - 20220220.jpg
The Tops supermarket in February 2022
Location1275 Jefferson Avenue,
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Coordinates42°54′35″N 78°51′10″W / 42.90972°N 78.85278°W / 42.90972; -78.85278Coordinates: 42°54′35″N 78°51′10″W / 42.90972°N 78.85278°W / 42.90972; -78.85278
DateMay 14, 2022 (2022-05-14)
c. 2:30 – 2:36 p.m. (EDT; UTC−04:00)
Attack type
Mass shooting
WeaponsBushmaster XM-15 semi-automatic rifle[1]
Deaths10[2]
Non-fatal injuries
3[2]
AccusedPayton S. Gendron[3]

On May 14, 2022, a mass shooting took place in Buffalo, New York, United States, at a Tops Friendly Markets store, a supermarket in the East Side neighborhood. Ten black people were killed and three others were injured.[4]

The FBI says the attack was a racist hate crime because eleven of the people injured were black while the shooter is white.[5] A suspect was arrested by the police. The white suspect was identified as Payton S. Gendron. He is believed to be a white supremacist.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Whitlock, Craig; Willman, David; Horton, Alex (May 16, 2022). "Massacre suspect said he modified Bushmaster rifle to hold more ammunition". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Archived from the original on May 16, 2022. Retrieved May 16, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vogt, Adrienne; Ruiz, Joe; Wagner, Meg (May 14, 2022). "10 dead in Buffalo shooting, police commissioner says". CNN. Archived from the original on May 15, 2022. Retrieved May 14, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Traub, Alex (2022-05-14). "Live Updates: Gunman Kills 10 at Buffalo Supermarket in Racially Motivated Attack". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-05-14.
  4. "Ten Killed in a Mass Shooting at a Jefferson Avenue Supermarket". The Buffalo News Inc. Retrieved May 14, 2022.
  5. "A Gunman Kills Ten at a New York State Store". BNO News Inc. Retrieved May 14, 2022.