At least ten people died and three were injured, two of them seriously, in a shooting perpetrated and broadcast live on social networks this afternoon by a Teen 18-year-old in a supermarket in the city of Buffalo, in the state of New York, United States, who declared himself a white supremacist and anti-Semite, news agencies reported ANSA Y AFP.
“Several people were hit by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area,” he warned via Twitter the police of that American city.
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An hour later, at a press conference, that police force indicated that it was investigating the mass murder as a “racist extremism hate crime”.
The young murderer entered a supermarket in Buffalo, a city located in the north of the state of New York, with a bulletproof vest and an AR-15 rifle and opened fire at close range, which unleashed another tragedy of blood and violence in the context of murders. massive in the United States.
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The US media quickly echoed the news and reported at the time that the massacre left at least ten people dead.
According to unspecified reports by ANSAthe suspect also made a live broadcast of the assault on Twittera popular social network for video consumption.
The number of victims of the massacre in the supermarket Tops Friendly Market It could have been even worse, considering that it happened on a Saturday afternoon, when that shop is usually full of customers.
“I saw him come in and start shooting,” a witness reported.. Meanwhile, another said that after committing his crimes, “he left (the supermarket), put his gun away, knelt down and turned himself in to the police.”
Shonnell Harris, one of the managers of the premises, reported that she had managed to “see the attacker, he was a young, white man, who acted as if he were in the Army.”
The woman also assured that she had heard “about seventy shots” until she managed to run away from the place, while a police officer claimed to have found “five bodies in the parking lot.”
The young man is in the custody of the agents. “We are monitoring the situation,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said.
The area adjoining the supermarket was guarded by SWAT, the police assault division, and also by some FBI agents, who were questioning witnesses and reviewing all available videos recorded by people present at the scene.
According to the first advances of the investigation into the identity of the young man, the US security forces detected that in an online video, he defines himself as a supremacist and anti-Semite, and confesses his “concern” because whites are now being replaced by minorities.
That is why the researchers estimate that the choice of the supermarket, located at 1275 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, was not accidental: it is located in a neighborhood inhabited mostly by an African-American population.
In the video allegedly released by the killer on Twitch, “gruesome scenes are seen, including a woman who is shot in the head as she leaves the supermarket,” the ANSA agency reported.
US media reported that the killer had posted a 106-page supremacist conspiracy manifesto online in which, among other things, he said: “I want you to understand just one thing from this document. White birth rates must change. The population The white population decreases. To maintain its population, it is necessary to reach a fertility rate… which in the West must be about 2.06 children per woman.”
In March 2021, just over a year ago, the last massacre occurred in a supermarket, the one in Boulder, Colorado, where ten people lost their lives.