Steve May 14, 2022
at-least-7-killed-in-buffalo-mass-shooting,-law-enforcement-sources-say

Sat May 14, 2022, 04:24 PM

Star Member BeyondGeography (37,887 posts)

Last edited Sat May 14, 2022, 05:08 PM – Edit history (1)

Source: NBC News

At least 7 people were killed during a mass shooting in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, Saturday afternoon, law enforcement sources told NBC News.

The shooter was also killed and another victim is in critical condition, the sources said.

A man wearing military-style gear entered a Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue shortly after 2:30 p.m. and began firing a rifle, according to law enforcement.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/buffalo-supermarket-mass-shooting-leaves-7-dead-law-enforcement-source-rcna28883


Developing. Lots of chatter that the shooter was a white supremacist but no confirmation yet.

On edit, NBC now reporting the shooter is in custody.

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Response to Marigold (Reply #14)

Sat May 14, 2022, 06:25 PM

AngryOldDem (13,006 posts)

22. I was at a 5K this morning to support my city’s Gay Pride month.

Not going to lie, it was in the back of my mind that something could happen there.

Gee, it’s fantastic to live in the Greatest Nation on Earth. Before long, you’ll need to make sure your damn affairs are in order before you walk out your door.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #18)

Sat May 14, 2022, 06:36 PM

Star Member SergeStorms (15,150 posts)

29. From the article:

“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”.

Gee, weren’t those “good people” on one side saying that in Charlottesville?

Fucking reich-wing assholes in the country are getting too emboldened by never having to pay the price for this shit.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #29)

Sat May 14, 2022, 06:43 PM

Star Member wnylib (12,155 posts)

34. This A-hole will pay.

Local police conference (I live near Buffalo) says that this is being treated as first degree murder and a hate crime. The evidence is overwhelming. Federal investigation and charges to follow.

The murderer was not local. He traveled from a distant NY county to Buffalo and selected a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood.

11 of the victims were Black and 2 were White.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #34)

Sat May 14, 2022, 06:50 PM

Star Member SergeStorms (15,150 posts)

36. What made him come all the way to Buffalo….

wnylib? This is just too damned much. All these mass shootings are too damned much, but when they start getting close to home it hurts even more.

I’m betting he’s a southern-tier native. There are some backwoods, backward, bozos along the border with Pennsylvania.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #36)

Sat May 14, 2022, 07:06 PM

Star Member wnylib (12,155 posts)

40. No word yet on what county he came from.

True that there are hate-filled ignoramuses in rural PA bordering the southern tier. But there are people like that in central NY rural areas and northern rural NY, too.

They are not releasing many details now since the investigation is ongoing. All they say about the distance is that shooter traveled “several hours” to reach Buffalo.

My guess is that he comes from a very white, rural small village so he had to travel to find targets. I am also guessing that he chose Buffalo because it is a politically very blue city with a Black mayor and Black communities to target.

You’ve got to be really twisted to hate so much that you leave your own community and travel for hours in search of people to kill.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #19)

Sat May 14, 2022, 06:28 PM

Star Member wnylib (12,155 posts)

23. I live near Buffalo. Just listened on NPR

to a police press conference.

13 people were shot, 11 killed. Shooter is a white supremacist from a distant NY county, not local.

Of the 13 shot, 11 were Black, 2 were White. One of the dead is a retired police officer who was a security guard at the store. The 3 who were wounded but survived were store employees. 2 of them are in critical condition.

Law enforcement investigating shootings as premeditated murder and hate crime. They are currently investigating his home and electronic devices.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #31)

Sat May 14, 2022, 08:54 PM

Star Member Evolve Dammit (9,747 posts)

57. In some cases. Grand Jury duty and I can tell you (at least where I live) they are doing a lot

of intervention beforehand. Some of it does happen quickly, too quick to respond, but if you know the community, it goes a long way to preventing and interceding more violence. in a non-violent approach. I came away with a new awareness of what LEO’s do, but also an incredible sadness for all the ruined lives based on very poor choices by those who are considered for indictment. And the families, loved ones, friends are all affected as well. I am still recovering from some of the cases. Huge amount of fentanyl contributing to 40% of cases (my guesstimate). It’s everywhere. And it kills, sometimes on the “free sample.”

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #59)

Sat May 14, 2022, 09:19 PM

Star Member Evolve Dammit (9,747 posts)

61. Thanks. I was very impressed with the LEO’s sworn testimony and DA’s. They sometimes do it to

make sure treatment for addiction is part of the resolution. Happens in the plea bargain stage. It is so widespread. And of course, heroin, cocaine, oxy’s and others are just so widely available and also part of the spectrum, particularly among those recipients who have nothing (homeless etc.) And so profitable for traffickers. It is an under-reported pandemic of its own.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #27)

Sat May 14, 2022, 07:23 PM

myohmy2 (2,619 posts)

44. since…

…the right-wing likes to kick stare decisis in the ass, when we get the court we’ll make the 2nd Amendment mean the military not the citizenry…

…then we can get serious about regulating guns…

…it’s true you can kill people with a knife, a car, a bat or even a fork but guns makes killing people so much easier and efficient…

…I’m a gun owner and I’m sick of the daily carnage in this country…it’s long past the time something needs to be done about gun violence…

…unbelievable…

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