“Ten people were killed by an armed man wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with a high-powered rifle, and three other people were injured, two of them very seriously,” the newspaper said, quoting a police official. at the scene of the tragedy and another source close to the police.
Buffalo police tweeted at 3:26 p.m. (7:26 p.m. GMT) that officers were “at the scene of a mass shooting” at Tops’ supermarket, and that the “shooter is already in custody.”
“Many people were hit by the shots,” according to the same source.
Up to five bodies were found in the parking lot, according to The Buffalo News, with the other victims inside the store.
A police source told the newspaper that the shooter had a camera and was wearing a bulletproof vest with a “military grade helmet”.
Police are verifying whether the shooter broadcast the attack live, as reported by some on social media.
“It’s like being in a horror movie, but it’s all real,” a police officer told the daily.
“I’m following the situation regarding the grocery store shooting in Buffalo closely. We stand with the people of Buffalo,” New York Sen. Chuck Schumer tweeted.