Ten people were killed and several others were left injured when a white supremacist went on a shooting rampage in Buffalo, New York. The incident resulted in the arrest of 18-year-old Payton Gendron. Gendron left behind a manifesto which noted that his motivations were based on his extremist beliefs.
Payton Gendron, the shooter who massacred ten people at a Buffalo supermarket, had visited the business two months before the massacre. According to various sources, Gendron appeared at the Tops Market in March. A white employee reported an encounter with the mass shooter, who allegedly made racial remarks about working in a predominately Black neighborhood to the woman.
On Saturday, Gendron, an 18-year-old Caucasian guy, opened fire at Buffalo’s Tops Market in a mass shooting. He fired 13 shots, killing ten of them. 11 of the victims were African-American. The gunman lived in Conklin, New York, some 200 miles from Buffalo.
In a manifesto posted before the attack, Gendron mentioned the “Great Replacement Theory,” a racist conspiracy. Griselda’s family members all spoke out about the shooting in their hometown of Buffalo. On Twitter, Benny The Butcher expressed his surprise.
Following the tragedy, Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine sent prayers. Payton Gendron pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder. He is currently being represented by a public defender. Learn more about the incident in the video below.
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