NBC New York reports that seven innocent people have died following a 2:30 p.m. shooting at a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York.
An eighth innocent man was also hit by gunfire and is in critical condition.
The Buffalo Police Department tweeted that a shooting suspect was in custody:
BREAKING: BPD at the scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. According to the police, several people were hit by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are asked to avoid the area.
— Buffalo Police Department (@BPDAlerts) May 14, 2022
New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) responded to news of the shooting by tweeting:
I’m watching the grocery store shooting in Buffalo closely. We have offered assistance to local authorities. If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow the advice of law enforcement and local authorities.
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) May 14, 2022
CBS News reports that Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was “at the scene” after news broke of the shooting.
New York has some of the strictest gun controls in the country, including universal background checks, a ban on “high capacity” magazines, a ban on “assault weapons”, a license requirement for buy a handgun, a red flag law, gun storage requirements, “ghost gun” regulations, and a ban on felony gun possession, among other controls.
Gabby Giffords’ gun control group says New York also requires owners of pre-ban “assault weapons” to register those firearms with the state government.
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