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On Saturday, a gunman killed 10 people and wounded three in a Buffalo grocery store, and allegedly targeted the establishment because of racial hatred and extremist ideology. He was arrested and pleaded not guilty Saturday afternoon.
The shooter, who will not be named per Daily Wire policy, allegedly live-streamed the horrendous tragedy on Twitch and drove “hours” to the facility. Authorities claimed the shooter chose the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo because of the racial demographics of the community in which it is located.
“This was pure evil,” Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said Saturday during a press conference. “Straight up racially motivated, hate crime from somebody outside of our community — outside of the City of Good Neighbors, as the mayor said — coming into our community and trying to inflict evil upon us.”
According to Stephen Belongia, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Buffalo field office, the tragedy is being investigated as “as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism.”
President Joe Biden issued a comment about the shooting through White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
“The President and the First Lady are praying for those who have been lost and for their loved ones,” Jean-Pierre said in a statement. Biden will be updated on the incident throughout the evening, she added.
Saturday evening, Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted, “We must confront the threat that white supremacism poses to our society head-on. I have directed the @nyspolice H... (Read more)