July 22, 2024


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Biden to travel Tuesday to Buffalo following mass shooting

Biden to travel Tuesday to Buffalo following mass shooting

President Biden and initial lady Jill Biden will travel Tuesday to Buffalo, New York, “to grieve with the local community that misplaced 10 life in a senseless and horrific mass taking pictures,” the White Household explained Sunday. 

Ten people today ended up killed and 3 wounded Saturday in what officials are calling a hate criminal offense and a circumstance of racially enthusiastic violent extremism. The suspect, 18-12 months-outdated Payton Gendron, was arraigned Saturday on a cost of murder in the first degree, the most extreme murder cost underneath New York regulation. He pleaded not responsible.

Buffalo authorities on Sunday produced the names and ages of the victims, who ranged in age from 32 to 86. These are the victims:

  • Roberta Drury, 32, of Buffalo
  • Margus Morrison, 52, of Buffalo
  • Andre Mackneil, 53, of Auburn, N.Y.
  • Aaron Salter, 55, of Lockport, N.Y.
  • Geraldine Talley, 62, of Buffalo
  • Celestine Chaney, 65, of Buffalo
  • Heyward Patterson, 67, of Buffalo
  • Katherine Massey, 72, of Buffalo
  • Pearl Young, 77, of Buffalo
  • Ruth Whitfield, 86, of Buffalo 

Mr. Biden reported Sunday that he has been receiving updates from the White House, which is performing with the Justice Office. 

“We’re still accumulating the information presently the Justice Division has stated publicly and as investigating the make a difference as a dislike criminal offense, racially inspired act of white supremacy and violent extremism as they do,” Mr. Biden said. “We ought to all do the job jointly to handle the hate. The stays the stain on the soul of American hearts are major the moment yet again. What a take care of must never ever at any time waver.”

President Biden Speaks At The National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
 President Joe Biden speaks at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Provider at the U.S. Capitol on May well 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Nationwide Fraternal Get of Police held the 41st Yearly National Peace Officers Memorial Support.

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A White Dwelling formal mentioned Sunday that Mr. Biden experienced spoken to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is from Buffalo, and he had arrived at out to the city’s mayor, Byron Brown.

Brown advised CBS News’ “Deal with the Nation” on Sunday that the suspect, who is White, “came below right here to take as several Black lives as possible.” Of the 13 victims, 11 ended up Black. 

Authorities explained the suspect, who was seriously armed and wearing tactical equipment, got out of his auto at Buffalo’s Tops Helpful Marketplace and shot 4 people in the parking lot, killing a few of them. He then allegedly walked inside the store and encountered a retired Buffalo police officer doing the job as a safety guard, who fired several pictures at the suspected gunman. The shooter then killed the guard and walked by means of the grocery store, shooting many others, law enforcement said.

Attorney Typical Merrick Garland explained Saturday that federal authorities are “investigating this make a difference as a detest crime and an act of racially-determined violent extremism.”  

Erie County District Lawyer John Flynn claimed Saturday that Gendron arrived from Conklin, New York, which is somewhere around a 3 and a half hour generate from Buffalo. In a dislike-crammed manifesto purportedly prepared and posted on the net by Gendron ahead of the assault, he claimed that he selected the area since it has a substantial Black inhabitants and “is not that far away.”   

Victoria Albert, Gabrielle Ake and Melissa Quinn contributed to this report.