At least eight killed in a shooting at a Buffalo supermarket | International
At least eight people, according to the Associated Press agency, have died in a shooting at a supermarket in the city of Buffalo, in the State of New York. A man, who was later arrested by local police, opened fire on Saturday afternoon at customers of a store called Tops Friendly Markets, located on Jefferson Avenue. The identity of the shooter has not been released.
The Buffalo Police Department has not confirmed the casualty data advanced by AP, nor has it specified the number of dead or injured in the attack. He has limited himself to saying that “several people have been hit by the shots.”
The store is located in a lower-class neighborhood of Buffalo and is, according to local media, a very popular supermarket in the area. A worker, who has been identified as Will G., has told the newspaper buffalonews who has had time to hide behind one of the establishment’s refrigerators when everything started. “I only heard gunshots. Shots and more shots”, she has recounted. “It sounded like things were falling off the shelves.”
Amid the turmoil, New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted: “I am closely following the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo. We have offered assistance to local officials. If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow the instructions of police and local officials.”
The shooting is reminiscent of the one that took place in March 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. So, 10 people, including police, were killed at a grocery store called King Soopers.
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