Mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket was a racist hate crime, police say

Mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket was a racist hate crime, police say

Published May 15, 2022
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By Eric Levenson, Sarah Jorgensen, Polo Sandoval and Samantha Beech, CNN

Updated 5:07 PM ET, Sun May 15, 2022

Buffalo, NY (CNN)The 18-year-old suspected of opening fire at a Buffalo supermarket Saturday told authorities he was targeting the Black community, according to an official familiar with the investigation.

CNN’s Samantha Beech, Tina Burnside, Travis Caldwell, Gregory Clary, Phil Gast, Jennifer Hauser, Chuck Johnston, Jamiel Lynch, Christina Maxouris, Artemis Moshtaghian, Sharif Paget, Shimon Prokupecz, Liam Reilly, Sabrina Shulman, Brian Stelter, Brian Todd and Emma Tucker contributed to this report.