Payton Gendron, 18-year-old, in heavy tactical gear, shot at shoppers and workers in a local supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing ten people and wounding three in the attack. The shooter is being investigated for committing a racially motivated hate crime.
According to reports, he was wearing body armor and a helmet camera and opened fire at bystanders outside Tops Friendly Market at around 2:30 pm on Saturday. The market was located in a predominantly black neighborhood in Buffalo, NY.
Police identified the shooter as Payton Gendron, who was able to live stream the shooting on Twitch before the platform cut off his feed. Gendron began shooting in the parking lot located outside the supermarket.
There, the store’s security guard, Aaron Salter, tried firing multiple shots at Gendron but failed to pierce the shooter’s armor. Salter was then killed by the gunman, who then proceeded to shoot up the establishment.