Several people were fatally shot Saturday afternoon at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, authorities said, adding the suspected shooter was in custody.
At least 10 were killed in the shooting at Tops Friendly Market, according to the Associated Press, citing law enforcement officials.
Buffalo police said earlier Saturday afternoon that the suspected shooter is also in custody.
The two officials were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and did so on condition of anonymity.
It is not known how many other people may have been shot. The possible shooter has not been identified.
The supermarket is in a predominantly black neighborhood about 3 miles north of downtown Buffalo. The surrounding area is mostly residential, with a Family Dollar store and a fire station near the market.
Police sealed off the block, lined with onlookers, and yellow police surrounded the entire parking lot. Mayor Byron Brown was at the scene late Saturday afternoon and is expected to address the media.
Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted that she was “closely monitoring the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo,” her hometown. She said state officials have offered assistance to local authorities.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said on social media that it has ordered all available personnel to assist Buffalo police.