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At least 8 killed in mass shooting at Buffalo, New York, supermarket, law enforcement officials say

BUFFALO, N.Y. — At least 8 people were killed in a mass shooting Saturday afternoon at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, law enforcement officials told the Associated Press.

Buffalo police tweeted that the alleged shooter was in custody.

Details on the total number of people shot at the Tops Friendly Market and their conditions weren’t immediately available.

A spokesperson for the supermarket chain did not immediately respond to messages from The AP seeking comment.

Police closed off the block, lined by spectators, and yellow police taped surrounded the full parking lot. Mayor Byron Brown was at the scene late Saturday afternoon and expected to address the media.

Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted that she was “closely monitoring the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo,” her hometown. She said state officials have offered help to local authorities.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said on social media that it ordered all available personnel to assist Buffalo police.

The shooting came little more than a year after a March 2021 attack at a King Soopers grocery in Boulder, Colorado, that killed 10 people. Investigators have not released any information about why they believe the man charged in that attack targeted the supermarket.

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