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Buffalo shooting suspect once threatened high school, what else is known about the 18-year-old

BUFFALO, N.Y. - New details continue to emerge from authorities about the 18-year-old suspected of killing 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket.The mass shooting happened Saturday afternoon at Tops Friendly Market, a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. The gunman wore military gear and livestreamed to Twitch with a helmet camera as he opened fire, authorities said.

Ten people were killed and three others were wounded. The FBI is investigating the shooting as both a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism. Authorities said 11 victims are Black and two are White.The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York.

He’s been arraigned on a murder charge. Here’s what’s known so far about the suspected gunman: Police have identified the gunman as 18-year-old Payton Gendron, of Conklin, New York. Conklin is a small town about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Buffalo, not far from the Pennsylvania state line.Authorities said Sunday they believe Gendron, before carrying out the shooting, researched the local demographics while looking for places with a high concentration of Black residents, arriving in Buffalo at least a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance."This individual came here with the express purpose of taking as many Black lives as he could," Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said at a news conference.BUFFALO, NY - MAY 14:A shooter has been taken into custody after firing on multiple people at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue and Riley Street in Buffalo on May 14, 2022.

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