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Buffalo mass shooting LIVE news – NYC victims named and Governor Kathy Hochul slams Twitch over Payton Gendron vid


THE victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, have been named as the state’s governor slammed a live-streaming platform over possible video of the attack.

All 10 people killed have been identified and one victim, security guard Aaron Salter Jr, is remembered for his last act of heroic bravery.

It comes as New York Governor Kathy Hochul slammed Twitch on a reported live stream of the mass shooting in Buffalo on Saturday. Suspect Payton Gendron, 18, allegedly broadcast on the platform as he opened fire on Tops Friendly Market.

“The fact that this act of barbarism, this execution of innocent human beings can be broadcast live on social media platforms and not be taken down in a second, tells me that there is a responsibility there … for ensure that such hatred cannot populate these sites,” Hochul said at a press conference on Saturday.

According to Twitch, the company removed the Livestream less than two minutes after filming began.

“We are devastated to learn of the shooting that took place this afternoon in Buffalo, New York,” Twitch told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement.

“Our hearts go out to the community affected by this tragedy. Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against violence of any kind and works quickly to respond to all incidents.”

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  • Supermarket statement, continued

    “Our top priority remains the health and well-being of our associates and customers.

    “We appreciate the prompt response from local law enforcement and are providing all available resources to assist authorities with the ongoing investigation.”

  • Supermarket statement

    Tops Friendly Markets shared a statement on Twitter as the murderous event unfolded:

    “We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

  • “Impersonal and Cold”

    Police said the shooter wore a body armor and a camera-equipped helmet to live-stream the shooting and upload it directly to Twitch.

    The Sun reviewed the graphic video footage, which shows victims shot dead in the parking lot at close range and inside the store.

    A family member told The Sun on Saturday night that they learned they had lost a loved one from screenshots of the live stream.

    “It’s impersonal and cold to hear about it this way,” said the family member, who wished to remain anonymous because the victim had not yet been named.

    A toddler was with the grandfather at the time, according to the family member.

  • “We don’t deserve to be killed”

    “I’m still trying to figure out what happened and figure out why he did it,” added Josey.

    “Black people are just trying to exist like everyone else. We don’t deserve to be killed.”

  • “You Couldn’t Help”

    “I keep hearing a little girl crying, ‘That’s my mother.’ The parents were shouting, ‘Where are my children?’ And you couldn’t help it,” Debrah Josey, who lives across the street from Tops, told The Sun on Sunday morning of the store shooting.

    “It’s a nightmare that I can’t put behind me,” Josey said looking across the street.

    “I’ve been here 35 years and I’ve never seen anything like it.”

  • Shattered community mourns loss of 10 people, continued

    Another woman wrapped her arms around Anisa as many others in the tight-knit community did for each other on Sunday morning: “It’s not OK,” the woman told Anisa.

    After they hugged, Anisa shook her head and repeated, “It’s not OK.”

  • A broken community mourns the loss of 10 people

    The Sun spoke to community member Anisa, who said her friend’s daughter and her colleague – who were buying a cake for her nephew’s birthday – were shot dead. Payton Gendron allegedly opened fire at Tops Friendly Market.

    When she spoke to The Sun on Sunday morning, the names of the victims had not been officially released and she did not want to name them.

    Anisa was dressed in black and wearing dark colored sunglasses, but the sunglasses couldn’t hide her pain as tears streamed down her face.

  • How many people have been killed?

    At least 10 people were killed and three were injured, officials said.

    Two of the injured were initially in critical condition.

    A police official at the scene told The Buffalo News: “It’s like stepping into a horror movie, but it’s all real. It’s like Armageddon. It’s so overwhelming.

  • Where is Buffalo, New York?

    Buffalo is in western New York.

    It is the second largest city in the state.

    It is across the Canadian border from Southern Ontario and at the eastern end of Lake Erie at the head of the Niagara River.

  • The community honors

    More than a dozen locals who spoke to The Sun described the area as a tight-knit and welcoming community.

    They paid their respects on Sunday morning as they wept on each other’s shoulders outside the cordoned-off grocery store.

    Memorials with flowers, candles, cards and signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Nonviolence Begins With Me” lined Jefferson Avenue.

  • Witness haunted by the cry of a child, continued

    “It’s a nightmare that I can’t put behind me,” Debrah Josey told The Sun.

    “I’ve been here 35 years and I’ve never seen anything like it.”

  • Witness haunted by the cry of a child

    A witness to the shooting told The Sun she was haunted by a child’s cry for its mother and the desperate pleas of panicked parents for their children.

    “I keep hearing a little girl cry, ‘That’s my mother.’ The parents were shouting, ‘Where are my children?’ And you couldn’t help it,” Debrah Josey told The Sun.

  • State financial aid

    The governor announced that $2 million would go directly to the families of those affected by the shooting.

    “I want to thank the community for stepping up,” Governor Kathy Hochul said.

    “An attack on one is an attack on all.”

  • The Attorney General speaks

    “I want to thank law enforcement this morning,” New York Attorney General Letitia James began.

    “I held in my arms a young woman who worked at Tops who was so scared she was about to die, who witnessed the bloodshed, who shook and shivered in my arms that morning.”

    “This event will not define Buffalo.”

  • Hillary Clinton: The shooting is “scandalous”

    Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to address the fatal shooting.

    “The mass shooting in Buffalo is both heartbreaking and outrageous,” she wrote.

    “How long are we going to tolerate innocent lives being killed by the toxic mix of racism and guns?”

  • Governor Kathy Hochul castigates Congress

    In response to a question about the lack of federal legislation passed to address gun violence after the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings, Governor Kathy Hochul said:

    “Shame on this country, shame on Congress back then for not passing something as simple as a background check,” she said.

    “Whatever your political philosophy…step up.

  • Rep. Ritchie Torres: ‘I’m heartbroken’

    “I am heartbroken by the tragic shooting in Buffalo yesterday which claimed the lives of 10 people,” wrote Ritchie Torres.

    “We have to call this attack for what it was: domestic terrorism. White supremacy has fueled so much violence in this country and black Americans are paying the price, this time in a grocery store.

  • GoFundMe Monitoring for Fundraisers

    GoFundMe spokeswoman Meghan Kee said the platform monitors verified fundraisers.

    “Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the tragic mass shooting in Buffalo,” she wrote.

    “Those who have lost loved ones and the entire community are in our thoughts during this difficult time.”

    “Our Trust & Safety team is currently monitoring our platform for all verified fundraisers related to this tragedy,” she wrote.

  • WHO WAS THE SHOOTER?

    Officials said the suspected shooter was 18-year-old Payton Gendron.

  • GOVERNMENT CALLS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    Governor Hochul criticized social media sites for fostering environments that allow hate groups to grow and share harmful information.

    She also chastised the sites for allowing videos as the live broadcast of the shooting.

  • SHERIFF JOHN GARCIA CALLS ‘PURE EVIL’ SHOOTER

    At a press conference, Garcia called the alleged shooter “pure evil.”

    “This was a racially motivated hate crime by someone outside of our community, outside of Good Neighbor Town… coming into our community and trying to inflict this harm on us.”

    Officials said 11 of the victims were black and two were white.

  • Deposit refused

    The judge denied the alleged shooter bail because his attorney requested a forensic examination. Another hearing will be held Thursday morning.

  • A SHOOTER HOLDING A GUN TO HIS NECK

    Buffalo police entered the store and confronted the suspect, Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said at a news conference.

    He held the gun to his own neck, but two officers managed to convince him to drop the gun and surrender.

  • NO BUFFALO

    The alleged shooter drove five hours and approximately 200 miles from his home in Conklin, New York to commit the crime.

  • POSSIBLE DEATH PENALTY

    The crime is being investigated as a racially motivated violent extremism case.

    Hate crimes are dealt with by the federal government. This could result in two separate investigations and trials, one by the state and one by the federal government.

    For now, the heaviest sentence that could be handed down by New York State is life in prison without parole.

    The federal court could seek the death penalty. For example, the Boston Marathon suicide bomber was sentenced to death.



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