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FBI suspects racist motive in Buffalo shooting that killed 10

Buffalo Police on scene at a Tops Friendly Market on May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, New York (John Normile / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)
Buffalo Police on scene at a Tops Friendly Market on May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, New York (John Normile / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

At least 10 have been killed in the mass shooting in Buffalo.

The FBI is investigating it as both a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism.

US media reports indicate the suspect is a white supremacist. The mayor says he “traveled hours from outside this community to perpetrate this crime on the people of Buffalo.”

Some reports say the suspect posted a manifesto online that included antisemitic ranting.

“We are investigating this incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism,” Stephen Belongia, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Buffalo field office, tells a news conference.

The supermarket is in a predominately Black neighborhood, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) north of downtown Buffalo.

Investigators believe the gunman may have been streaming the shooting through a camera affixed to his helmet, an official says.

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