On Saturday, a gunman wearing military gear, and live streaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket.
The FBI called the killing of 10 people and wounding of 13 others, “racially motived violent extremism.”
The gunman, identified as Payton Gendron, 18, of Conklin, who police say drove several hours to the grocery store on shot four people in the parking lot of a Tops Friendly Market around 2:30 p.m., three fatally. Gendron proceeded inside the store where he was confronted by a retired Buffalo police officer working security, police said.
The retired Buffalo police officer fired multiple shots at the gunman and struck him, but the bullet hit the gunman’s bulletproof vest and had no effect police said. The gunman then killed the security guard.
The gunman then shot nine more people inside the store, police said. He threatened to shoot himself before dropping his gun and surrendering to police, authorities said.