New York police say 13 people were shot, 10 dead, during ‘mass shooting’ at the Buffalo grocery store

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New York State police said in a tweet Saturday afternoon that it was at the scene of a “mass shooting” at a grocery store in Buffalo.

During a news conference, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said 13 people were shot and 10 people died as a result of the shooting, which is being investigated as a hate crime.

Gramaglia said an 18-year-old white man allegedly committed the shooting and live-streamed it online.

According to officials, the shooter traveled from “hours” outside Buffalo. The shooting happened at Tops Friendly Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo.

Buffalo Police respond to a shooting at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, NY, on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
(AP Photo / Carolyn Thompson)

“BPD at the scene of a mass shooting at Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. Police say more people have been hit by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area,” the police department tweeted.

A crowd gathers as police investigate a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, NY.  Several people were shot at Tops Friendly Market.  Police have informed the public that the suspected shooter was in custody.

A crowd gathers as police investigate a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, NY. Several people were shot at Tops Friendly Market. Police have informed the public that the suspected shooter was in custody.
(AP Photo / Joshua Bessex)

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said in a tweet that she “closely monitors” the shooting.

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A crowd gathers as police investigate a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, NY.  Several people were shot at Tops Friendly Market.  Police have informed the public that the suspected shooter was in custody.

A crowd gathers as police investigate a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, NY. Several people were shot at Tops Friendly Market. Police have informed the public that the suspected shooter was in custody.
(AP Photo / Joshua Bessex)

“I am closely monitoring the shooting at a Buffalo grocery store. We have offered assistance to local officials. If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow the instructions of law enforcement and local officials,” Hochul tweeted.

A crowd gathers as police investigate a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, NY.  Several people were shot at Tops Friendly Market.  Police have informed the public that the suspected shooter was in custody.

A crowd gathers as police investigate a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, NY. Several people were shot at Tops Friendly Market. Police have informed the public that the suspected shooter was in custody.
(AP Photo / Joshua Bessex)

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that it has ordered “all available resources and personnel” to assist the Buffalo Police Department in responding to the shooting.

A spokesman for Twitch, an online streaming platform, told Fox News Digital that a user has been suspended from Twitch after the shooting.

“We are devastated to hear about the shooting that took place this afternoon in Buffalo, New York. Our hearts go out to the community affected by this tragedy. Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against violence of any kind and is working fast. “The user has been suspended indefinitely from our service and we take all appropriate measures, including monitoring accounts that rebroadcast this content,” the spokesman said.

The spokesman also said the incident took place during a live broadcast and the company will work on law enforcement during their investigation.

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