Ten dead after livestreamed mass shooting in US supermarket

Police closed off the block, lined by spectators, and yellow police taped surrounded the full carpark.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz were at the scene late Saturday afternoon, gathered in a parking lot across the street from the Tops store and expected to address the media.

More than two hours of the shooting, Erica Pugh-Mathews was waiting outside the store, behind the police tape.

“We would like to know the status of my aunt, my mother’s sister. She was in there with her fiance de ella, they separated and went to different aisles, ”she said. “A bullet barely missed him. He was able to hide in a freezer but he was not able to get to my aunt and he does not know where she is. We just would like word either way if she’s OK.”

New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted that she was “closely monitoring the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo”, her hometown. She said state officials have offered help to local authorities.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said on social media that it ordered all available personnel to assist Buffalo police.

The shooting comes little more than a year after a March 2021 attack at a King Soopers grocery in Boulder, Colorado, that killed 10 people.

Investigators have not released any information about why they believe the man charged in that attack targeted the supermarket.

AP with Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker

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