10 Slain in US Mass Shooting, 18 Year Old Live Streamed ‘Racially Motivated’ Attack

10 Slain in US Mass Shooting, 18 Year Old Live Streamed ‘Racially Motivated’ Attack

  • An 18-year-old white male has been arrested following a 'racially motivated' mass shooting in Buffalo, New York
  • Payton Gendron shot four people in the parking lot of a grocery store before he entered the shop to continue shooting
  • The shooter threatened to end his own life but police officers were able to convince him to hand himself over

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BUFFALO - An 18-year-old man shot ten people in what has been labelled a 'racially motivated' attack. The white man live-streamed the attack at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York.

The shooter, who has been identified as Payton Gendron, wore body armour and a helmet when he went on his rampage. Police officers arrested the man following the massacre.

Mass shooting, America, Payton Grendon, 10 dead
Payton Gendron has been taken into custody following the mass shooting. Photo credit: @lipstickalley, @sorryimsheri
Source: UGC

In total ten people were killed and three wounded, 11 of the victims were African American. One of the victims was a retired police officer who was working as a security guard at the store.

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The security guard drew his weapon and engaged in a firefight with the shooter. Tragically, the guard was shot.

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Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia revealed that four people were shot in the parking lot and then proceeded inside the store and continued shooting.

When the police arrived at the scene the suspect placed the gun on his neck and threatened to shoot himself. Police officers were able to convince him to surrender according to EWN.

The Guardian reported that the gunman had a camera fixed onto his helmet which he used to live stream the shooting.

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Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa says three unknown men fired shots at the victims at around 4:10pm on Lindela Road.

The police were called shortly after and discovered that there were two different crime scenes, approximately 200 metres apart.

Five bodies were discovered while a sixth person was rushed to hospital but later passed away, according to News24. The victims have yet to be identified, but they are two female victims and four males, believed to be between the ages of 20 and 27.

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