Alleged gunman in horrific Buffalo store shooting was a white supremacist: Report

Residents of a predominantly Black community in the city of Buffalo, New York, lived through a nightmare on Saturday as a mass gunmen opened fire on a crowd at a supermarket, taking the lives of at least 10 people and injuring several more.

According to the Daily Caller, the suspected gunman, a white teenage male, “posted a 106-page manifesto online where he described himself as a ‘white supremacist’ and ‘anti-semite’ prior to livestreaming the attack on Twitch.”

A local reporter indicated over the weekend that the suspect has already been charged with first-degree murder, and his attorney has reportedly pleaded not guilty.

The first part of the alleged gunman’s attack was posted to Twitter in a short video, which showed him pulling up to the supermarket while declaring “this is the end,” before ultimately parking the car in front of Tops grocery store, opening the door and squeezing off rounds right away, killing innocent shoppers immediately.

While it’s blocked out in the above-tweeted photo, the gunman had the “N-word” written in bright white letters on the forward sight of his AR-style rifle. He also had the number “14” painted in the same white letters on the receiver of the rifle, which is reportedly some type of reference to white supremacy.

Twitch, the platform on which the alleged shooter livestreamed the deadly and horrific killing spree as if it were a video game, released a lengthy statement condemning such acts, as it wasn’t the first time an act of violence was streamed live on the platform.

“We are devastated to hear about the shooting that took place this afternoon in Buffalo, New York,” the company wrote. “Our hearts go out to the community impacted by this tragedy. Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against violence of any kind and works swiftly to respond to all incidents.”

Given the hate-crime element of this disturbing attack, the charges that the alleged shooter will face will be significantly more serious than what’s usual in such cases, assuming that the prosecution can prove the hatecrime motive. With all the evidence that’s already been made public, not to mention the likelihood that they gather more from the shooter’s home and residence, it’ll probably be a slam-dunk case.