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USA | May 14, 2022

Ten killed, three wounded in racially motivated mass shooting at Buffalo grocery store

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Police officers secure the scene after a shooting at TOPS supermarket in Buffalo, New York, U.S. May 14, 2022. (Photo: REUTERS/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

New York state (Reuters)

An 18-year-old gunman shot 10 people to death and wounded three others at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York on Saturday (May 14), before he surrendered to police in what authorities said would be investigated as a hate crime and an act of “racially motivated violent extremism.”

Authorities said the white suspect, who was armed with an assault-style rifle and appeared to have acted alone, came to Buffalo from a New York county “hours away” to target the store in a predominantly black community.

Eleven of the 13 people struck by gunfire were black, and two were white, officials said.

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