In another horrifying display of violence, a lone gunman is responsible for the deaths of ten innocent people and wounding three others.
News reports are revealing chilling details regarding the shooter and what led up to this tragedy. The shooter has allegedly left a 106 page manifesto.
NBC New York has released a report on the latest of what’s going on.
At least seven people were killed in a Buffalo, New York, supermarket Saturday afternoon after a gunman carrying a rifle entered the store and opened fire, law enforcement sources said.
The shooter entered the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue shortly after 2:30 p.m. and shot at least eight people, according to police sources. Seven of the people died and one person was said to be in critical condition.
Thankfully, the suspected gunman was apprehended by police on the scene.
The suspected gunman was arrested by police at the scene, the sources said, after officials initially reported that he died.
Investigators have already put together a working theory that the suspect is a white supremacist of some kind. This is based on a manifesto the suspect posted online.
Investigators are looking into whether the suspect was motivated by white supremacist ideology, and if he may have posted a manifesto online.
The supermarket is in a predominately Black neighborhood, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) north of downtown Buffalo. The surrounding area is primarily residential, with a Family Dollar store and fire station near the store.
The description of the suspected gunman seems oddly “on-the-nose” for an authentic white supremacist.
Braedyn Kephart and Shane Hill, both 20, pulled into the parking lot just as the shooter was exiting. They described him as a white male in his late teens or early twenties sporting full camo, a black helmet and what appeared to be a rifle.
According to reports including the Gateway Pundit, the suspected shooter live streamed the shooting. Here is a clip taken from the stream of the suspect in the moments leading up to the shootings. It is not graphic.
A clip from the live stream on Twitch that is claiming to have been a live stream video of the mass shooting at the Tops Market in #Buffalo, #NewYork. The video is NOT graphic, it shows the moments before the shooting begins. pic.twitter.com/KrlgYgdaFY
— Ice Analytics (@ice_analytics) May 14, 2022
Users are sharing screenshots of the live stream showing the chaos that ensued.
Not providing any video links but this is very true and sad it happened at Tops Super Market in Buffalo New York 8 people were killed smh pic.twitter.com/Hkrlw8qzHS
— So_Long_Gay_Bowser!?✨ (@MarioMedDiaz) May 14, 2022
First responders worked hard to ensure that the loss of life did not get any greater. Here is a video of paramedics providing aid to a victim.
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
The manifesto that many users are referencing allegedly provided extremely detailed plants on how the assault was going to take place. The offensive language used towards people of color seem to corroborate that this was a racially motivated act of violence.
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
Locals took to the internet to voice their belief that this was a racist hate crime. Given the demographics of the neighborhood and clientele of the grocery store, the evidence is pretty strong.
— Sophia Greene (@hell0_itsme) May 14, 2022
Unfortunately, as is usually the case, lawmakers and others are taking to the airwaves to lay the guilt on Donald Trump’s and conservatives’ collective doors.
This is unfortunate given the severity of the tragedy and the value of human life beyond simply backing up a narrative. Tragedy like this should not be used for political ends.
Here are some tweets from users who immediately, without pause to acknowledge the lives of those lost, started to use their tragedy to blame Trump and conservatives.
BREAKING: In his manifesto, the white supremacist mass shooter who live-streamed himself shooting 9 people at a Buffalo, New York supermarket, killing 2, reveals that he was motivated to do so by the “white replacement theory” that has been pushed by Trump. RT TO EXPOSE TRUMP!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) May 14, 2022
This is been pushed by Trucker Carlson, why the FCC hasn’t started investigating what’s happening here?
— Jen T. she/her (@Jennykbe) May 14, 2022
I live in upstate NY. These MAGA nuts with their flags, FJB and LGB bumper stickers & a boat-load of guns are unnerving. It’s becoming a concern to take my family to a park or store. These nuts are everywhere up here!
— Bob Geranis (@bob_geranis) May 14, 2022
Just hours after Trump tweet and day after a haterally
— KMcEnema (@KMcenema) May 14, 2022
Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of this horrific tragedy. We also hope, like every decent human being that the ones responsible be brought to full justice.
As conservatives we know what comes next. In coming days and weeks, New York lawmakers will try and leverage this to take away more second amendment rights from law-abiding citizens while lunatics like these will still be armed and waiting for when the defenseless least expect it.