Buffalo mass shooting: What we know so far

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A white gunman in military gear shot and killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket in the US state of New York on Saturday, in what authorities called an act of “racially motivated violent extremism”.
The site of the mass shooting, Tops Friendly Market, is located in the heart of Buffalo’s Black community.
Police have identified the gunman as Payton Gendron, of Conklin, New York in the United States. The white 18-year-old drove from the small town located about 320 kilometres (200 miles) southeast of Buffalo and began shooting in the parking lot.
He surrendered and dropped the gun with coaxing from the officers after the shooting.
The FBI is investigating the shooting as both a “hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism”.
A law enforcement official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Gendron had threatened to carry out a shooting last year at Susquehanna Valley High School around the time of graduation.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

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