BUFFALO, NY — At least eight people were killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, police officials told The Associated Press.
Earlier on Saturday afternoon, Buffalo police said the suspected shooter was in custody.
The two officials were not allowed to speak publicly about the matter and did so on condition of anonymity, the AP reported.
Details about the total number of people shot at Tops Friendly Market and their conditions were not immediately available, and the suspect has not been identified.
The supermarket is in a predominantly black neighborhood about 3 miles north of downtown Buffalo. The surrounding area is mostly residential, with a Family Dollar store and fire station nearby.
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.
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