Mass Shooting Leaves At Least 10 Dead As Gunman With High Powered Rifle Opens Fire At Supermarket
It has been reported that at least 10 people have been killed in a mass shooting at a supermarket in the city of Buffalo, New York state. Local news has said that a gunman wearing full-body armour and carrying a high-powered rifle opened fire.
A mass shooting has taken place on Saturday afternoon in Buffalo, New York State, leaving at least ten people dead.
It has been reported that the gunman has been arrested and taken into police custody following the attack.
The shooting took place at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue today, the exact number of people injured is yet to be confirmed but it is reported that at least 10 people have been killed.
Authorities have not yet responded to a request for further details after the Buffalo Police Department put out a tweet saying that multiple people had been shot.
A worker at the Tops supermarket told the Buffalo News he walked into the refrigerated section to put milk on the shelves just several minutes before the shooting took place.
"I just heard shots. Shots and shots and shots, it sounded like things were falling over," he told the local newspaper.
The store employee hid in the frozen section and other members of the public quickly joined him, he said, "I hid. I just hid. I wasn't going to leave that room."
A police officer who attended the scene said to the paper, "It's like walking onto a horror movie, but everything is real. It is Armageddon-like. It is so overwhelming."
The Buffalo News reported that the gunman was armed with a high-powered rifle and dressed in full-body armour.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and BPD Commissioner Joe Gramaglia and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn have arrived at the location, according to a WBEN radio news report.
The area north of Jefferson Avenue at Northampton street has been shut down by a large police presence, Buffalo News reported.
SWAT teams are currently on the scene, the neighbourhood is approximately 3 miles north of downtown Buffalo.