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Teenager enters supermarket in Military uniform, kills over 10 in mass shooting

Teenager enters supermarket in Military uniform, kills over 10 in mass shooting

New York Teenager enters supermarket in Military uniform, kills over 10 in mass shooting, livestreams POV on Twitch

With GoPro on head, he started shooting with an AR, like a video game.

A gunman wearing military-style clothing and body armor opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing at least 10 people before being taken into custody Saturday afternoon, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Teenager enters supermarket in Military uniform, kills over 10 in mass shooting

US President Joe Biden has condemned what he called an "abhorrent" attack.

"We are investigating this incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially-motivated violent extremism," Stephen Belongia, the agent in charge of the FBI's Buffalo office, told a news conference.

The suspect is believed to have driven for several hours to reach the predominantly black area of the city. Thirteen people were shot in total and the majority of the victims were black, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said.

However, many people shot were not black, despite the claims of police about a 'racial crime', the viral live stream videos do contain audio of him being a 'white supremacist'.

Later, the gunman was identified as Payton Gendron, of Conklin, New York, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Buffalo, by the police. The police also said that it was not clear why he travelled to Buffalo for the assault. However, a video from Twitch posted on his social media showed him arriving at the supermarket in his car.

Among those killed inside the store was a retired police officer who was working as an armed security guard.

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The guard "engaged the suspect, fired multiple shots," but the gunman -- who was protected by body armor -- shot him, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told a news conference.

When police arrived, the shooter put the gun to his neck, but was talked down and ultimately surrendered, he added.

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Preventing terrorists and violent extremists from disseminating their content online is one of the things Facebook, Twitter and a handful of other tech companies said they would do following the 2019 shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the first 24 hours after that attack, Meta said it removed 1.5 million videos, but clips of the shooting continued to circulate on the platform for more than a month after the event. The company blamed its automated moderation tools for the failure, noting they had a hard time detecting the footage because of the way in which it was filmed. "This was a first-person shooter video, one where we have someone using a GoPro helmet with a camera focused from their perspective of shooting," Neil Potts, Facebook’s public policy director, told British lawmakers at the time.

Buffalo shooter POV

Preventing terrorists and violent extremists from disseminating their content online is one of the things Facebook, Twitter and a handful of other tech companies said they would do following the 2019 shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the first 24 hours after that attack, Meta said it removed 1.5 million videos, but clips of the shooting continued to circulate on the platform for more than a month after the event.

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