A man opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people, authorities said on Saturday. Police said the shooter is currently in custody.
A law enforcement source told CBS News that the suspect was a white man who was suspected of making racist remarks during a shooting at Tops Friendly Market. The source said five people appeared to have been shot in the head.
Police officials said the shooter had written racist slurs on his weapon.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul from Buffalo said the state had provided help to local officials and asked people to stay away from the area.
Top Friendly Markets said in a statement that it was “shocked and deeply saddened” by the shooting.
The supermarket said, “Our top priority is the health and well-being of our employees and customers.” “We appreciate the prompt response of local law enforcement agencies and are providing all available resources to assist authorities in the ongoing investigation.”
Pat Milton contributed to the report.