10 Dead in New York Supermarket Attack that was Livestreamed
An 18-year-old wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, killing 10 people and wounding three others Saturday.
Police said he shot 13 victims before surrendering to authorities in a rampage he broadcast live on the streaming platform Twitch.
Later, he appeared before a judge in a paper medical gown and was arraigned on a murder charge.
The suspected gunman in Saturday’s attack on Tops Friendly Market was identified as Payton Gendron, of Conklin, New York, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Buffalo.
It wasn’t immediately clear why Payton had traveled to Buffalo and that particular grocery store. A clip apparently from his Twitch feed, posted on social media, showed Gendron arriving at the supermarket in his car.
So the Buffalo shooter was looking at furry porn right before he went into the supermarket pic.twitter.com/03jzTuOV7W
— Shizu (@BepDelta) May 16, 2022
The gunman shot four people outside the store, three fatally, said Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia. Inside the store, security guard Aaron Salter, a retired Buffalo police officer, fired multiple shots. A bullet hit the gunman’s bulletproof armor but had no effect, Gramaglia said.
The gunman then killed the guard, the commissioner said, then stalked through the store shooting other victims.
Police entered the store and confronted the gunman in the vestibule. He put his rifle to his own neck, but two officers talked him into dropping the gun, Gramaglia said.
Buffalo supermarket shooting victims.
The youngest just 32. The oldest 86. pic.twitter.com/BKty9hgAlr
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) May 16, 2022
In the day prior to this shooting in Buffalo, New York,, authorities in Texas said they were investigating a series of shootings in the Koreatown district of Dallas. The Buffalo attack came just one month after another mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway train wounded 10 people.