Ten dead in a shooting in a supermarket in Buffalo, USA: the FBI is investigating a crime with possible “racial motivation”

Ten people were shot dead on Saturday at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York (northeastern United States) by a gunman who was arrested, local daily The Buffalo News reported. , citing law enforcement sources.

“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. (9:26 p.m. HB) 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.

The shooter had a camera and was wearing a bulletproof vest

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”. According to various media, the assailant is an 18-year-old young man who published a manifesto online before firing and who describes himself as a white supremacist.

Police are verifying if the shooter streamed the attack live on Twitch, 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’ve been following the situation regarding the grocery store shooting in Buffalo very closely. We stand with the people of Buffalo,” New York Senator Chuck Schumer tweeted.

The FBI investigates a crime with possible “racial motivation”

The investigation is investigating a possible “racial motivation”, announced the FBI.

“We are investigating this incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism,” Stephen Belongia, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Buffalo office, said at a press conference.

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