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. The shooter now faces 25-count indictment.

The 18-year-old male suspected of killing ten Black people in a mass shooting at a Buffalo grocery store has been indicted by a grand jury. On May 14, Payton Gendron opened fire at a Tops shop in Buffalo, killing 13 people. In a 25-count indictment, he was charged with several offences linked to the shooting.

Ten counts of first-degree murder, ten counts of second-degree murder as a hate crime, three counts of attempted second-degree murder as a hate crime, domestic act of terrorism motivated by hate in the first degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, an armed felony are among the charges.

Because of its location in a primarily Black community, Gendron, who is white, attacked the Tops grocery store. He had been to the store a few months prior to the fatal shooting. The shooter drove to Buffalo, New York, because it was the closest city with a big Black population, despite the fact that it was hours distant from his home in Conklin, New York.

The “replacement idea,” a racist conspiracy, was mentioned in his supposed manifesto. During an appearance on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber on May 27, Buffalo resident Benny The Butcher discussed the shooting. The Griselda rapper stated that his youngster was affected by the Uvalde, Texas school shooting and the massacre in his hometown. Check out the video below.

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