Local officials and witnesses say a guy opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, while live-streaming on Twitch, killing multiple people and injuring others. He also published an online manifesto describing himself as a white nationalist.
Officers were dispatched to Tops Markets at 1275 Jefferson Avenue early Saturday afternoon for an active shooter situation. When they arrived, they discovered victims on the ground outside the supermarket and more inside.
According to initial reports, at least nine people have been shot, including several people who were shot in the head. Two victims were pronounced dead on the ground outside the store, and at least one person was taken to an area hospital.
Buffalo Police confirmed that the suspect was taken into custody. In a video shared on Facebook, a man in military fatigues can be seen being taken into custody. He appeared to have been armed with a semi-automatic rifle.
The attack was live-streamed on Twitch, and screenshots from the recording showed horrific scenes, including a woman who was shot in the head. In other screenshots, victims can be seen on the floor of the supermarket.
The 106-page online manifesto, believed to have been uploaded by the shooter, outlines his motive for Saturday’s attack. In the document, he describes himself as an 18-year-old man and a self-described white supremacist and anti-semite.
If there’s one thing I want you to get from these writings, it’s that white birth rates must change.
“To maintain a population, people must achieve a birth rate that reaches replacement fertility levels. In the western world, that is about 2.06 births per woman.”