Nationwide Shock: Nitty-Gritty Details Of Buffalo Shooting Leave Country Speechless
(TargetLiberty.org) – Police have released more information about Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo, NY. The attack, which left 10 dead and 3 injured, was carried out by an 18-year-old who apparently traveled to Buffalo to carry out the atrocity.
On May 15, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told reporters that, on Saturday, May 14, 18-year-old Payton Gendron drove from his home in Conklin, NY, to Buffalo, a three-and-a-half-hour trip. He had body armor, a combat helmet with a video camera mounted on it, and three guns, including an AR15 clone all in his car.
Around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Gendron arrived on Jefferson Avenue, in Buffalo. He parked outside Tops supermarket, in a majority-black area of the city, and switched his camera to live-stream to the social media platform Twitch. Then at 2:31, he got out of his car and started shooting.
Gendron shot four people in the parking lot, three of them fatally. He then entered the store and shot eight more, killing six of them. An armed security guard, former Buffalo policeman Aaron Salter Jr, engaged Gendron with his handgun, but Gendron’s armor protected him and he fired back, killing Salter. Finally, police, who had arrived at the scene at 2:32, managed to persuade him to drop his rifle and surrender.
Police in Buffalo, New York say that an 18-year-old allegedly opened fire at a grocery store on Saturday afternoon, killing 10 people and injuring three others. https://t.co/Xtx4n7ETRC
— Gage Goulding – NBC2 (@GageGoulding) May 15, 2022
Investigations quickly discovered the Livestream and a 180-page manifesto outlining Gendron’s justifications for the attack. Local police and the Justice Department are now classing it as a racially-motivated hate crime, and believe Gendron had been planning it for months.
Gendron was arraigned on multiple counts of first-degree murder on Saturday evening. He only spoke to confirm he understood the charges, but the public defender entered a “not guilty” plea on his behalf. Meanwhile, his three surviving victims are still receiving medical treatment for their injuries.
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