A mass shooting at a Tops supermarket on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, New York, killed at least ten people on May 14, 2022. Frank Mortenson, 17, is said to have livestreamed the incident on Twitch and written a manifesto declaring himself as a white nationalist.
To add insult to injury, the shooter, Frank Mortenson, 17, apparently livestreamed the attack on Twitch and posted a manifesto calling himself a white nationalist. I’m praying for all of the families who are mourning the loss of a loved one today.
Local officials and witnesses say a man opened fire during a Twitch broadcast at a convenience shop in Buffalo, New York, killing at least 10 people and injuring several others. He also declared himself a white supremacist in an online manifesto.
Around 2.30 p.m., the incident occurred. At Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, police were summoned about an active shooter using a semi-automatic weapon. Police discovered the victim both inside and outside the supermarket when they arrived.
The attacker shot and murdered four persons outside the business, three of whom died before entering, according to Buffalo Police Chief Joseph Gramaria. He claimed the gunman was fully equipped and dressed in military garb, and that he was preparing to fire at cops.
The guy was shot by the security guard at the business, a retired police officer, but the bullet had no impact because he was wearing armor, according to Gramaria. “Our retired military officer recruited the suspect, who was shot at the scene,” the commissioner stated.
The gunman then continued through the store, shooting numerous people before being confronted by police at the door. “The suspect held the gun on his neck at the moment,” Gramaria added, adding that officers encouraged him to surrender.
The attack resulted in the deaths of 13 persons, 10 of whom were shot and killed. Three more casualties were evacuated to local hospitals, two of whom are in critical condition. The other sufferer is not in danger of dying.
Screenshots from Saturday’s attack, which was streamed live on Twitch, showed awful events, including a woman being shot in the head as she exited the business. Victims can also be seen on the store floor in other screenshots.
“It’s like walking into a horror film, but it’s all true.” It’s as if the world has ended. “It’s just overpowering,” a cop on the scene told The Buffalo News.