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At least 10 people were killed and three others wounded Saturday after a shooter opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. It marks the worst mass shooting in the city’s history, and the deadliest in the US in the past year. Officials believe, based on documents from the shooter, that the attack was racially motivated. See the victims here.
According to reports, 18-year-old Payton Gendron arrived at the grocery store in the mid-afternoon, shooting four people in the parking lot before moving inside the store. A security officer, retired police officer Aaron Salter Jr., attempted to stop Gendron, exchanging fire before being shot and killed.
Officials say the attack was premeditated. The shooter is said to have left a 180-page manifesto explicitly describing his aim of targeting Black patrons at the store. Gendron, who lived more than three hours away from the store, said he selected the location based on the neighborhood’s racial demographics.
Gendron was arraigned on murder charges Saturday evening.