This is a developing news story.
10 people were reportedly killed by a gunman dressed in body armor and armed with a high-powered rifle at a Buffalo supermarket.
Reports say three others were wounded, two of them critically, outside and inside a Tops supermarket on Jefferson Avenue this afternoon.
Video from the scene shows bodies on the ground as the shooter is arrested.
WARNING – GRAPHIC
The Buffalo News reported:
A Buffalo police official at the scene and another source close to law enforcement confirmed the massacre at the supermarket.
“It’s like walking onto a horror movie, but everything is real. It is Armageddon-like,” said the police official at the scene. “It is so overwhelming.”
One of the deceased was a recently retired Buffalo police officer who was working security at the store, both sources said.The Buffalo News is withholding the retired officer’s identity because it could not be determined if his family had yet been notified.
As many as five bodies were found in the parking lot, the onsite police official said.
“Bullets and blood are everywhere,” the source said.
The shooter had a camera and police are looking into whether he live streamed from the scene, the official said.The shooter was taken into custody and placed in a police vehicle at the scene, according to the two sources.
The shooter was cloaked in body armor and had a military grade helmet on his head.
It is unknown if he offered a reason for the massacre.
ERIE COUNTY MASS SHOOTING: multiple police agencies responded to Tops on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. Police say they have a shooter in custody who is photographed below. At least 9 individuals have been reported shot, more than 5 of them in the head. At least 1 fatality. pic.twitter.com/wJvLwK8IIg
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