At least nine people were shot, leaving several killed, in a mass shooting at a Tops grocery story in Buffalo, New York, Saturday. Images from the scene show bodies in the parking lot and in the store. A young white man in camo was seen being taken into custody by police. There are reports he livestreamed the shooting and posted a racist, anti-Semitic manifesto. The store is reportedly in a Black neighborhood.
NBC New York reports eight dead.
BREAKING: Eight people are dead after a gunman entered a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and opened fire Saturday afternoon, law enforcement source said. https://t.co/qSBA6TP4uY
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) May 14, 2022
Video of the arrest of the alleged shooter shows two victims in the parking lot.
Buffalo NY shooting video of suspect in Military uniform. ***Warning graphic*** pic.twitter.com/Qwt1uGsHxS
— Thieves Dared (@thievesdared) May 14, 2022
Another video shows a victim being taken away by first responders.
A Mass shooting is being reported out of Buffalo at Tops on Jefferson Avenue. According to unverified reports, the shooter was taken out by gunfire. latest scenes More updates to follow on our Channel https://t.co/C5cvA1kGu0 pic.twitter.com/nrOzVq5Vgx
— Tony Dortie 24/Seven Eyes (@24SevenEyes) May 14, 2022
Early statement by Buffalo Police, “BREAKING: BPD on scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. Police say multiple people have been struck by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area.”
BREAKING: BPD on scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. Police say multiple people have been struck by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area.
— Buffalo Police Dept (@BPDAlerts) May 14, 2022
— WNY News (@WNYnews) May 14, 2022
Locals comment on the shooting:
— Sophia Greene (@hell0_itsme) May 14, 2022
He had to be racist. You never see white people shopping at tops on Jefferson…
— Quana Dayy (@Quana_Day) May 14, 2022
Alleged pages from shooter’s manifesto:
The guy who is responsible for committing the shooting at the Tops on Jefferson in Buffalo is an absolute racist lunatic pic.twitter.com/DM0I8KhSAQ
— Joel Jackson (@jjjacks17) May 14, 2022
Excerpt from the BNO News report on the shooting and the manifesto:
Saturday’s attack was live-streamed on Twitch and screenshots from the recording showed horrific scenes, including a woman who is shot in the head as she walks outside the store. In other screenshots, victims can be seen on the floor of the supermarket.
A 106-page online manifesto, believed to have been uploaded by the shooter, explained that he was motivated by a conspiracy theory that white people are being replaced by other races. In the document, he says he is 18 years old and a self-described white supremacist and anti-semite.
“If there’s one thing I want you to get from these writings, it’s that White birth rates must change. Everyday the White population becomes fewer in number,” the document says. “To maintain a population the people must achieve a birth rate that reaches replacement fertility levels, in the western world that is about 2.06 births per woman.”
BNO News is not publishing the document released by the shooter.