On the afternoon of May 14, a gunman walked into a Supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and opened fire.
Ten people have been pronounced dead already.
The most recent report the author can find states that 13 people were shot, 10 fatally. This could change according to police findings after publication of this article.
Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, offered assistance by “closely monitoring” the situation.
I am closely monitoring the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo. We have offered assistance to local officials. If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow guidance from law enforcement and local officials.
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) May 14, 2022
Hochul came to power recently after former Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned after details of his perverse actions came to light.
CBS News reports that Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was “on scene” during the aftermath of the shooting.
BREAKING: BPD on scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. Police say multiple people have been struck by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area.
— Buffalo Police Dept (@BPDAlerts) May 14, 2022
The shooter had reportedly posted the following messages on Discord in a channel he named “To-do-list” in early March.
Gonna say this right now, related to a shooting that happened at a New York TOPS:
One of my friends on Discord knew the guy a bit; they hadn't contacted eachother for months until he got an invite to a server.
He accepted, and found this: pic.twitter.com/CJ5dxk8UXE
— JoMiMi (@JoMiMi_h) May 14, 2022