Buffalo shooting victims: 'Hero' guard and a teacher who was a 'pillar of the community' are among 10 killed

(CNN)A retired police lieutenant. A substitute teacher who was a "pillar of the community." A beloved grandmother of six. A dedicated community activist.

Thirteen people, ages 20 to 86, were shot. Eleven were Black and two were White, Buffalo police said. Authorities late Sunday identified the victims:
      • Roberta A. Drury, 32, of Buffalo
        • Margus D. Morrison, 52, of Buffalo
          • Andre Mackniel, 53, of Auburn, New York
          • Aaron Salter, 55, of Lockport, New York
          • Geraldine Talley, 62, of Buffalo
          • Celestine Chaney, 65, of Buffalo
          • Heyward Patterson, 67, of Buffalo
          • Katherine Massey, 72, of Buffalo
          • Pearl Young, 77, of Buffalo
          • Ruth Whitfield, 86, of Buffalo
          • Zaire Goodman, 20, of Buffalo, was treated and released from hospital
          • Jennifer Warrington, 50, of Tonawanda, New York, was treated and released from hospital
          • Christopher Braden, 55, of Lackawanna, New York, had non-life-threatening injuries
          Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced $2.8 million in funding for the victims and their families, according to a statement from her office. GoFundMe has also compiled a list of verified fundraisers dedicated to helping in the wake of the tragedy.
          "The past 24 hours have been traumatizing for New Yorkers," Hochul said in a statement Sunday. "The entire world is watching how we will come together as New Yorkers to overcome this unthinkable tragedy. Buffalo, my hometown, is the City of Good Neighbors and New York State will be good neighbors for them."
          New York state's Office of Victim Services will be in Buffalo throughout the week to help administer funding and assist victims and families in obtaining financial assistance from the state, the statement read.
          The suspected shooter -- Payton S. Gendron, an 18-year-old White man -- traveled hours to target the Tops Friendly Markets store in a predominantly Black neighborhood, Mayor Byron Brown said.
          Investigators are also reviewing a hateful rant posted online Saturday in connection with the shooting probe, two federal law enforcement officials told CNN. The statement's author describes himself as a fascist, a White supremacist and an anti-Semite.
          Here's how loved ones are remembering those who lost their lives:

          Celestine Chaney

          Celestine Chaney, 65
          Celestine Chaney, 65, was a grandmother to six and a loving and caring person, her grandson Wayne Jones Jr. told CNN.
          Jones, 27, had planned to surprise his grandmother Sunday with flowers, perfume, a meal and some quality time together since he had to work on Mother's Day.
          "That's the most devastating part about it," he said. "I just wanted to do something real nice for her because I can, so I took this extra hard ... that had been my plan all week."
          Above all, Jones said, his grandmother was a fighter. Chaney beat breast cancer a few years ago and when Jones was younger, he said, she had battled three brain aneurysms -- but always fought her way through her health problems.
          Cheney was at the Tops market with her sister when she was killed, her son, Wayne Jones, told CNN. Her sister called Jones after the shooting to tell him she couldn't find Cheney, so he went to the store to search for her. Initially, the family thought she had been brought to the hospital for treatment, but later found out she had died.
          "The whole family is devastated," Jones Jr. said. "And it's just a shock ... you never expect something like this to happen to you ... you just pray for everybody else with the trauma that they went through and now you're living in it."
          With Chaney there was "never a dull moment," the younger Jones said. She hardly ever got mad at him and she was always laughing, he said.
          "Your world is just shaken up," he said, "And it's just hard to get back to reality because the reality of it is my grandmother just passed and others lost their lives over nonsense over nothing, basically because of the color of their skin."

          Roberta Drury

          Roberta Drury, 32
          Roberta Drury, 32, moved to Buffalo around eight years ago. She dedicated much of her time to helping her brother with his leukemia treatment and assisting her family with running their restaurant, The Dalmatia Hotel, her brother Christoper Moyer told CNN.
          "She enjoyed helping us with the restaurant and because she lived so close to me she was able to help with babysitting," said Moyer. "She will definitely be missed." 
          Drury was a very happy person who had a good heart, enjoyed going to events with her family and always wanted to do the right thing, said Moyer.
          Drury's friends reached out to Moyer, expressing concern when his sister didn't come back from the supermarket.
          "At first I saw the news report and I thought maybe she just hung around the area to see what was going on but after a while I knew something was wrong," he said.

          Andre Mackniel

          Andre Mackniel posted this photo on Facebook in December of 2020.
          Andre Mackniel, 53 was picking up a surprise birthday cake for his son who just turned 3 when he was shot and killed.
          Mackniel's fiance, Tracey Maciulewicz, said she did not have a statement and was not ready to comment further.

          Katherine Massey

          Katherine Massey, 72
          Katherine Massey, 72, known as "Kat," was an activist who "will be greatly missed by the entire community," Eva Doyle, a retired Buffalo schoolteacher and longtime friend told CNN.
          Massey, was a sincere, thoughtful and honest writer who often wrote about issues affecting the Buffalo community, said Doyle.
          Doyle and Massey last saw one another at a rally against illegal guns, said Doyle.