A MASS shooting has claimed the lives of at least ten people after an alleged gunman live-streamed the bloody rampage in a Buffalo grocery store.
Payton Gendron, 18, allegedly wore tactical body armor and helmet as he entered the Tops Friendly Market with a rifle shortly after 2.30 pm and opened fire on Saturday, police said.
Eerie County Sherrif John Garcia explained that Gendron allegedly drove up to five hours to get to that specific area of New York, which is a predominately black community.
Gendron is from Conklin, about 200 miles southeast of Buffalo, according to law enforcement.
Police said he was heavily armed and wearing tactical gear along with a camera used to live-stream the bloody shooting on the social media platform Twitch.
The Sun has viewed what appears to be graphic video footage of the incident, showing victims being gunned down in the parking lot at point-blank range and inside the store.
Twitch did not respond to a request for comment at the time of publication. However, in a statement, the company said it removed the live stream two minutes after it started, Reuters reported.
A deranged 180-page racist manifesto allegedly authored by the suspect has also been circulating, which has not been independently verified by The Sun.
Before entering the store, Gendron is accused of shooting thirteen people in total, killing ten and wounding three others.
One heroic victim was later reported to be security guard Aaron Salter Jr, who lost his life trying to defend customers and colleagues during the nightmarish gun rampage.
Buffalo police entered the store and confronted the suspect, police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said at a news conference.
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