Police respond to a ‘mass shooting’ at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, the city’s police department said on Twitter Saturday afternoon.
“Several people were hit by gunfire,” police said. The shooter is in custody, according to the police department’s tweet.
Further details on the number of people shot and their conditions were not immediately available.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul said she was “monitoring closely” the shooting and offered help to Buffalo officials, according to his Twitter account.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz also tweeted Saturday afternoon to alert residents.
“I have been advised of an active multi-shot event at Tops Markets on Jefferson Street…Please stay clear of the area,” he tweeted.
Buffalo is New York’s second largest city, with a population of over 278,000 people.
The supermarket, Tops Friendly Market, is located in downtown Buffalo.
Contributor: Diana Dombrowski, Newspaper; The Associated Press.