A shooting occurred at Tops Friendly Market, Buffalo; over the weekend, killing several people and injuring others. Authorities have now identified those who died as a result of the horrific shooting.
Authorities have identified, Aaron Salter, 55; Ruth Whitfield, 86; Pearl Young, 77; Katherine Massey, 72; Deacon Heyward Patterson, 67; Celestine Chaney, 65; Roberta A. Drury, 32; Margus D. Morrison, 52; Andre Mackneil, 53, and Geraldine Talley, 62; as victims of the shooting at Buffalo, New York, according to WGRZ.
Of the total number of victims affected by the shooting; 11 were black and two were white. Four were store employees, and two of the three who were injured were treated at a hospital and later released.
Payton S. Gendron, as previously reported, was the shooter in the incident. He pled not guilty after being charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting. He arrived at the supermarket wearing tactical gear and live-streamed the shooting from his helmet camera. This heinous crime is under investigation as a hate crime.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul, who is from Buffalo, commented on the shooting, saying,
“Make no mistake about it: the shooting in my hometown of Buffalo was white supremacist terrorism.” This has to stop. In New York, hatred has no place.”