Gunman causes massacre in supermarket in Buffalo (US): “Perpetrator is 18-year-old 'white supremacist' who streamed shooting”

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Several people have been hit by bullets in a shooting in the American city of Buffalo, in the northeastern state of New York. The local police reported this via Twitter. The shooter has since been arrested. Motorists and local residents are asked to avoid the vicinity of the Tops Market supermarket on Jefferson Avenue. The exact circumstances and (the motives of) the perpetrator are not yet known.

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According to the American news channel CNN a man was arrested after several people were shot at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday. It is not yet clear how many people have been injured or died, CNN writes.

According to various media, the perpetrator is an 18-year-old young man, dressed in a military uniform, who published a manifesto online prior to the offense and described himself as a white supremacist. He allegedly livestreamed the shooting on Twitch. According to these sources, there are at least nine victims of which at least two have already died, but there is no official confirmation of this yet. According to NBC New York the perpetrator would also have died.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted on Saturday that aid was being sent to Buffalo. “If you are in Buffalo, avoid the area and follow the instructions of the police on the spot,” it sounds.

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