Tops Friendly Markets Active Shooter: Buffalo Mass Shooting Reports

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Facebook There are reports of a Buffalo active shooter at Tops Friendly Markets.

Ten people are dead after an active shooter wearing “military-style gear” opened fire at a Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York.

NBC New York reported that the gunman carried “a rifle and wore military-style gear or a type of body armor.”

According to the Buffalo News, 10 people were murdered by the suspect, and three others wounded, two critically.

“It’s like walking onto a horror movie, but everything is real. It is Armageddon-like,” a police source told the newspaper. “It is so overwhelming.”

This is a developing incident, so all reports are preliminary. Graphic video showed a suspect being taken into custody and what appeared to be bodies lying on the ground. There were unconfirmed reports he was dressed in military gear. The suspect is not identified. The motive is not clear, nor is the number of victims.

Tops Markets has stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. Tops bills itself as “your neighborhood store with more.”

Here’s what you need to know:


Buffalo Police Confirmed That ‘Multiple People Have Been Struck by Gunfire’

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

“I have been advised of an active multiple shooting event at the Tops Markets on Jefferson Street in Buffalo. Police are on scene. Please stay away from the area,” Mark Poloncarz tweeted on the afternoon of May 14, 2022. He is the Erie County executive.

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


An Unconfirmed Racist & Anti-Semitic Manifesto Has Emerged

Google Drive

A racist, white supremacist 180-page manifesto has emerged. However, authorities have not yet confirmed that it is the suspect’s. There is a name in the manifesto, but Heavy is not using it at this point in case the suspect put it in there for other reasons.

“If there’s one thing I want you to get from these writings, it’s that White birth rates must change. Everyday the White population becomes fewer in number,” the manifesto begins. “To maintain a population the people must achieve a birth rate that reaches replacement fertility levels, in the western world that is about 2.06 births per woman.”

In the manifesto, the shooter includes a Q and A about the mass shooting. You can read more about the manifesto here.


There Are Unconfirmed Reports That the Suspect Streamed the Shooting Live on Twitch

Twitter

The Twitter page Intel Point Alert tweeted, “🇺🇸#URGENT: ‘Active shooter’ with several people down at Tops Grocery in Buffalo, New York.”

The site followed up with, “A large emergency response is underway following confirmed reports of multiple people shot. No word on the suspect at this time.”

The page then shared a screenshot from a Twitch page showing a body lying next to a cash register. “🇺🇸#DISTURBING: Gunman live streamed shooting on Twitch under the name ‘jimboboiii,'” the page reported. The screenshot is very graphic. The Twitch page is down so this account could not be immediately confirmed.

Another Twitter page wrote, “The shooter streamed it live on twitch but there was only 20 viewers, the VOD was deleted and idk if anyone recorded it.”

This story is being updated as more information is learned about the active shooting incident.

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