BUFFALO, NY – At least eight people were killed in a shooting at a Buffalo supermarket, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.
Earlier Saturday afternoon, Buffalo police said the suspected shooter was in custody.
The two officials were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and did so on condition of anonymity, the AP reported.
Details of the total number of people shot dead at Tops Friendly Market and their conditions were not immediately available, and the suspect was not 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 nearby.
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 grocery store shooting 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.
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