A man allegedly shot people in a supermarket in New York State. Many were reportedly killed or injured. Buffalo City officials sealed off the crime scene.
According to the media, a shooter in the American city of Buffalo provoked a large police operation apparently leaving several people dead and injured. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul wrote on Twitter on Saturday that she was closely monitoring the situation after the incident at a local grocery store. “If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow the instructions of law enforcement and local authorities.”
According to concordant media reports, at least eight people died. Besides the American news agency AP, television networks NBC and ABC reported it on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. It was initially unclear how many people had been injured and whether the death toll could rise.
The shooter has apparently been arrested. It was said to be a white man who had entered the supermarket in military uniform with an assault rifle. According to the first unconfirmed information, he would have broadcast the killing live on the Twitch platform. He also published a racist manifesto.