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10 killed in racially motivated shooting in Buffalo

STORY: An 18-year-old white man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for a mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in what authorities called an act of “racially motivated violent extremism”. at least 10 people died in the shooting, which took place in a predominantly black neighborhood in Buffalo on Saturday afternoon. parking lot, while live streaming the attack on Twitch: 1:50 “He went back to the front of the store. The Buffalo Police immediately responded and attacked the suspect in the store’s foyer at which point the suspect put the gun down to Police personnel of Buffalo and two patrol officers convinced the suspect to drop the weapon. He dropped the weapon, took off some of his tactical equipment and surrendered at that moment. People shot were black, and that the attack would be investigated as a hate crime and a act of “racially motivated violent extremism” under federal law. Twitch said in a statement that it removed the live stream of the attack less than two minutes after it began and was working to ensure that no other accounts repost the content. in the suspect’s indictment on Saturday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul said these live streams were responsible for a “feeding frenzy” of violent extremist ideology. promised to introduce previously planned gun control legislation on Tuesday to address “gaps” in state laws. … It touches our hearts to know that there is so much evil lurking out there.” Documents attributed to the suspect are circulating online, including a task list for the attack, as well as a 180-page manifesto document claiming that minorities are replacing whites around the world. A spokesperson for the district attorney declined to comment on the documents, while the FBI could not immediately be reached for comment. If convicted, the suspect faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without release conditional.

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