On Saturday, an 18-year-old white man opened fire in the parking lot of a supermarket in Buffalo, USA. He killed ten people and wounded three others. The racist motive of this crime is beyond doubt in the eyes of the police and authorities as most of the victims are black.
On Saturday, an 18-year-old white man opened fire on a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing at least ten people, most of them African-Americans, as officials condemned a new massacre of a white supremacist.
“We are investigating the incident as a hate crime and a racially motivated violent extremist,” Buffalo FBI Police Officer Stephen Belongia told a news conference in the city. North American, on the shores of Lake Lake, bordering Canada. The killer was immediately arrested at the scene, initially charged with “premeditated murder” and imprisoned.
The killer surrendered to police
Local police and judicial officials said the 18-year-old, who was wearing an “assault weapon”, bulletproof vest, military uniform, helmet and camera, had broadcast his crime live on the Internet. . Buffalo Police Chief Joseph Gramaklia said “ten people were killed” and three others were injured. Eleven people are black and two are white in Buffalo, an area mostly inhabited by African-Americans.
According to Commissioner Gramaklia, the killer first shot four people in the parking lot of Tops Supermarket, killed three of them, entered the business and murdered them there. There, a security guard, a retired guard, shot the assailant, but he was protected by his bulletproof vest, which did not injure him and shot the guard.
Commissioner Gramaklia said when the police arrived at the scene very quickly, the young man surrendered his weapon against him, at neck level, to the police.
Erie County Sheriff John Garcia blasted the attack as a “hate crime and racially motivated” incarnation of evil. In the United States, “hate crime” refers to an act against a targeted person due to elements of identity such as race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or disability. Considered a bad federal crime, it carries severe penalties.
When asked if the shooter faced the death penalty at the federal level, a local representative of the U.S. Department of Justice replied, “All options are on the table.”
A crime broadcast on Twitch, a racist report published online
The assailant, carrying a camera, began broadcasting his crime on the Twitch platform, declaring himself a “disaster” and promising “zero tolerance against all forms of violence.” According to the social network, the content was deleted “within two minutes” of the broadcast, the attacker’s account was “permanently suspended” and “all accounts that may re-post this content are under surveillance”.
The American media has also referred to a “manifesto” of racism spread on the Internet, as is often the case with crimes committed by white supremacists. Newspaper Buffalo News A horrific attack on black people in the United States, the racist and forbidden word was painted in white on the barrel of the weapon.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has called it a “brutal assassination by a white supremacist.”
For his part, the mayor of Buffalo, an African-American, Byron Brown, has condemned the killer for traveling several hours to commit his crime.
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