Published On: Sat, May 14th, 2022

Buffalo supermarket mass shooting leaves at 7 dead, law enforcement sources said

At least 7 people were killed during a mass shooting in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, Saturday afternoon, and a suspect was in custody, law enforcement sources told NBC News.

Another victim was said to be in critical condition, according to the sources.

A man wearing military-style gear entered a Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue shortly after 2:30 p.m. and began firing a rifle, according to law enforcement.

At least two rifles have been recovered from the scene, according to law enforcement sources.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she was “closely monitoring” the shooting and offered assistance to local officials.

Authorities are currently in the preliminary stages of their investigation and have not officially determined what motivated the shooter to open fire at the grocery store.

Tops Friendly Markets spokeswoman Kathleen A. Sautter said in a statement, “We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

“Our top priority remains the health and well-being of our associates and customers,” she said. “We appreciate the quick response of local law enforcement and are providing all available resources to assist authorities in the ongoing investigation.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Dennis Romero contributed.

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