The gun used in the Buffalo supermarket shooting was purchased legally but was modified, the governor said.


The weapon used in the Buffalo shooting was obtained legally but later modified into “illegal magazines” sold in other states, such as Pennsylvania, City Governor Kathy Hochul said Sunday.

Officials said the magazines used in the attack could not be sold in New York.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Sunday an 18-year-old white man from New York opened fire at a Tops Friendly supermarket in Buffalo, killing at least 13 people, 11 of whom were black. I did.

Hochul, who called the shooter a “white supremacist,” said a “cold” and “military execution” terrorized New York’s second-largest city while people bought groceries.

“It touches our hearts that there is such evil lurking out there,” she said.

“This white supremacist has committed hate crimes against an innocent community and will spend the rest of his life in prison. And in the next world, heaven will help him,” the governor said.

“Tonight, my heart is with the neighbors of Buffalo who are suffering unimaginably because of white supremacists. We will be there for the families affected by this act of terrorism,” she wrote on Twitter.

“And we’ll make sure law enforcement has everything they need to prosecute the shooter to the fullest,” she added.

The suspect – Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York – was charged with murder and presented to a judge in a white paper robe shortly after the shooting.

A video clip shot by the shooting suspect showed Payton driving into a supermarket.

Police chief Gramalia said four people were shot and killed right outside the market, three of whom were shot to death.

Mayor Aaron Salter, a retired former police officer from the Buffalo Police Department, fired multiple shots, the director said.

However, the bullet hit Peyton’s bulletproof vest and had no effect.

The shooter then shot and killed the guard and went inside the store, causing more casualties.

A few minutes later, the police entered the store and confronted Payton, but he put a rifle to his neck.

Two officers persuaded him to give up the gun and drop the gun, the director said.

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