As more details unravel since this weekend’s Buffalo N.Y. afternoon mass shooting, it’s been uncovered that the store owner was shot. But when the shooter realized he was White, he apologized and spared his life.
Ten People Were Killed While Grocery Shopping in TOPS Grocery Store
Buffalo police on Sunday identified the slain, who ranged in age from 32 to 86 years old.
Three more people were injured in the billious attack at the Tops supermarket on Jefferson Avenue. The suspect, Payton Gendron, 18, was charged with first-degree murder. Meanwhile officials said they will weigh additional charges in the near future.
The Strategic Attack
Payton Gendron had been harboring racial hate for quite some time. According to NY Times Gendron texted and shared details on a message sharing server dating back as early as December. The news outlet reported: “New York’s so-called red-flag law took effect in 2019; allowing judges to bar people believed to be dangerous from possessing firearms.”
Yet Payton S. Gendron, the 18-year-old man accused of killing 10 people at a Tops supermarket on Saturday, was able to buy an assault-style weapon despite having been held for a mental health-evaluation last year after making a threatening remark at his high school.