Buffalo, New York, Supermarket Shooting: At Least 8 Dead at Tops Friendly Market, Law Enforcement Officials Say

BUFFALO, NY – At least 8 people were killed in a mass shooting Saturday afternoon at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, law enforcement officials told the Associated Press.

Buffalo police tweeted that the suspected shooter was in custody.

Details about the total number of people shot at the Tops Friendly Market and their conditions were not immediately available.

A spokesman for the supermarket chain did not immediately respond to messages from The AP seeking comment.

Police locked down the block, surrounded by onlookers, and yellow police tape encircled the entire parking lot. Mayor Byron Brown was at the scene Saturday afternoon and expected to address the media.

Gov. 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 has ordered all available personnel to assist Buffalo police.

The shooting comes just over a year after a March 2021 attack at a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, that killed 10 people. Investigators have not released any information on why they believe the man accused of that attack targeted the supermarket.

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