Ten people lost their lives and several others suffered serious injuries when a white supremacist went on a shooting rampage in Buffalo, New York. It saw the arrest of 18-year-old Payton Gendron. It was said that Gendron showed signs of extremism in high school. Families of the victims will be given compensation as well.
According to TMZ, the families of the victims killed in the Buffalo massacre have been receiving a lot of support, in the form of crowdfunding and in other areas as well. A couple official fundraisers have been organized after the tragic incident.
One of the campaigns was organized by Keith Blakely, CEO of OnCore Golf Technology, and has already raised around $100k. You can click here for more information on that one.
Blakely stated that more than 1,400 donors made contributions ranging from $5 to $5k. Blakely added that while $100K seemed difficult at first, it became manageable. Blakley said that he plans on giving each family $10,000.
Blakely revealed that he has partnered up with the Mayor’s Office to help distribute the money. Ben Crump and his team might also be responsible for a lot more money being given to the families.
Crump has already been retained by the family of Ruth Whitfield, one of the oldest victims killed in Saturday’s massacre. Crump is looking to represent as many families as possible and will sue the gun manufacturer of the weapon used in the attack, an AR-15-style rifle with a high capacity magazine.
It was said that the civil suit could be similar to the one filed in the Sandy Hook case, where the families received a $73 million settlement against the gunmaker, Remington. The weapon in question was also covered with a lot of racist messages.
We’ll keep you updated on this ongoing story. Our thoughts continue going out to everyone in Buffalo dealing with these tragic events.
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