Ten dead and three injured in a shooting in the United States with a possible racist motive

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At least ten people were killed and three injured Saturday in a shooting in New York state. The alleged shooter has been arrested. He would have a racist motive, report the American media.

It is believed to be a white male suspect in military attire and in possession of a semi-automatic firearm, reports BNO News† In the early afternoon (2:30 p.m. local time) he reportedly fired around a supermarket in the city of Buffalo. Many black Americans live in the supermarket area.

Shocking images of victims can be seen in photos and videos. Several were reportedly shot in the head. Five victims lie in the parking lot in front of the store. At least two injured are said to be in poor condition.

Racist motivation

The shooter reportedly broadcast the shooting live on social media Twitch. He is also said to have posted a manifesto of more than a hundred pages, in which he describes himself as an eighteen-year-old convinced of the superiority of whites. He is also said to have anti-Semitic views.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has confirmed that the suspected shooter has been arrested. According to Brown, he came from outside Buffalo and spent hours driving through the neighborhood where mostly black Americans live. Eleven of the thirteen victims are black, authorities report.

The FBI is also investigating the shooting and suspects the alleged shooter of a “hate crime” and “racially motivated violent extremism”.

According to witnesses against Buffalo News One of those killed was a retired policeman who worked as a security guard at a supermarket. Another witness said he heard about 70 gunshots.

A White House spokesman said President Joe Biden had been briefed on the shooting and was praying for the victims.

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