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10 killed, 3 injured in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket, New York

BUFALA, New York – Officials say ten people were killed and three others were injured on Saturday afternoon in a supermarket shooting. Buffalo.

A source told CBS News that the suspect was described as a white man and he allegedly shouted racial insults during the shooting. The suspect was taken into custody. His identity has not yet been revealed.

An armed man went to the supermarket with a rifle and opened fire, one official said. Investigators believe the man may have conducted a live broadcast of the shooting, and are investigating whether he posted the manifesto online, law enforcement officials told the Associated Press.

Investigators believe the gunman could have broadcast the shooting through a camera attached to his helmet, one official said. The video shows an armed man dressed in military gear approaching the store with a rifle in the front seat and then pointing the rifle at people in the parking lot as he gets out of the car and opens fire, the official said.

It also shows the suspect walking into a supermarket and shooting several other victims inside, the official said. According to the official, one of the victims was a recently retired police officer who worked as a security guard at a store.

One official warned that the investigation was at an early stage and that authorities had not yet identified the exact motives, but were investigating whether the shooting was racially motivated.

The supermarket is located in a predominantly black area, about 3 miles north of downtown Buffalo. The surrounding area is mostly residential, next to the Family Dollar store and the fire department.

Bradin Kefart and Shane Hill, both 20, drove into the parking lot just as the shooter was leaving. They described him as a white man in his teens or twenties with full camouflage, a black helmet and what seemed like a rifle.

“He was standing there with his gun to his chin. We thought what the hell was going on? Why did this guy have a gun to his face?” Said Caphart. He fell to his knees. “He tore off his helmet, dropped his gun, and the police took him away.”

Tops Friendly Markets issued a statement saying: “We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence, and our thoughts and prayers with the victims and their families.”

Police closed the neighborhood, lined up spectators, and yellow police taped the entire parking lot.

Mayor Byron Brown and Eri County Governor Mark Palancarts were at the scene late Saturday night, gathered in the parking lot across the street from the Tops store and waited for a media appeal.

Governor Katie Wanted wrote on Twitter that “closely monitors the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo,” her hometown. She said government officials offered to help local authorities.

Senator Chuck Schumer tweeted that he was also watching the shooting, saying: “We are standing with the people of Buffalo.”

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said on social media that it had ordered all available staff to assist Buffalo police.

The shooting came just over a year after the March 2021 attack on the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, killing 10 people. Investigators have not released any information as to why they believe the man accused of the attack targeted a supermarket.

A source told CBS News that the Buffalo Police Department is investigating with the help of federal agencies.

This is the latest news. Check for updates.

https://www.cbsnews.com/pittsburgh/news/buffalo-mass-shooting-supermarket/

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