10 dead in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket

By Adrienne Vogt, Joe Ruiz and Meg Wagner, CNN

Updated 9:20 p.m. ET, May 14, 2022
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8:57 p.m. ET, May 14, 2022

This was "a military-style execution targeting people who simply want to buy groceries," NY governor says

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at a news conference.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at a news conference. (Spectrum News)

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul expressed outrage following the "military-style execution" at a Buffalo supermarket.

"I'm angry. I have seen violence from guns on the Brooklyn subway and now on the streets of Buffalo. It has to stop. It has to stop," she said.

"A military-style execution targeting people who simply want to buy groceries in a neighborhood store. It strikes us to our very hearts to know that there is such evil that looks out there," she said at a news conference.

Hochul said it is her "sincere hope" that the suspect, who is facing a charge of murder in first degree, "will spend the rest of the day his days behind bars." 

"Heaven help him in the next world as well," she added.

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7:50 p.m. ET, May 14, 2022

Twitch says livestream of mass shooting was removed in under two minutes

From CNN’s Brian Stelter

A spokesperson for Twitch said that the company removed the livestream by the Buffalo supermarket mass shooting suspect less than two minutes after the attack started. 

Social media companies have struggled to keep up with a torrent of violent content on their platforms, so Twitch's performance may be applauded by some, while still criticized by others. 

The company did not immediately respond to follow-up questions about whether the suspect was still actively firing when the livestream was halted.

7:32 p.m. ET, May 14, 2022

Livestream of shooting shows gunman pulling up to supermarket and saying, "Just got to go for it"

From CNN's Sharif Paget

CNN has obtained a portion of the Twitch livestream that shows the shooter pulling up to a Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, New York, before opening fire on people Saturday afternoon.

The video is taken from the point of view of the shooter as he's driving into the parking lot of the Tops market. The shooter, who is seen in the rearview mirror wearing a helmet, is heard saying, "Just got to go for it" before he pulls into the front of the store. In the video, store patrons can be seen walking through the parking lot as the suspect drives up. 

In a news conference on Saturday evening, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said the shooting was livestreamed.  

In a statement sent to CNN, Twitch confirmed the shooting was streamed and said the user "has been indefinitely suspended from our service, and we are taking all appropriate action, including monitoring for any accounts rebroadcasting this content."

CNN is not airing the video at this time.

7:04 p.m. ET, May 14, 2022

Buffalo supermarket shooting live-streamed on Twitch, platform says

From CNN’s Brian Stelter

Twitch, the popular live-streaming platform best known for gaming, confirmed on Saturday that the Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect used its platform to stream a live broadcast during the attack. 

"We are devastated to hear about the shooting that took place this afternoon in Buffalo, New York," the company said. "Our hearts go out to the community impacted by this tragedy. Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against violence of any kind and works swiftly to respond to all incidents."

Twitch said that the user "has been indefinitely suspended from our service, and we are taking all appropriate action, including monitoring for any accounts rebroadcasting this content."

Officials during a news conference earlier Saturday did not say where the livestream was, only that it was on a "social media platform," according to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.

7:39 p.m. ET, May 14, 2022

Homeland Security secretary briefed on Buffalo shooting

From CNN's Gregory Clary

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has been briefed on the shooting in Buffalo, according to an official tweet from the department.

“DHS is actively coordinating with all relevant local, state, and federal agencies and will continue to provide the Department’s full support,” according to the tweet.

7:15 p.m. ET, May 14, 2022

Erie County DA says Buffalo shooting suspect will be arraigned on charge of murder in first degree tonight

From CNN's Sabrina Shulman and Samantha Beech in New York 

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn speaks at a press conference after a shooting at a supermarket on in Buffalo, NY.
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn speaks at a press conference after a shooting at a supermarket on in Buffalo, NY. (Joshua Bessex/AP)

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said the suspect in the Buffalo mass shooting will be arraigned on charge of murder in first degree Saturday evening. 

Speaking at a press conference with other officials, Flynn said, “I have already called a judge – Judge [Craig] Hannah – to come downtown immediately and arraign this individual so within the next hour; this individual will be arraigned on a charge of murder in the first degree.”

Officials have not named the suspect in the mass shooting thus far.

6:54 p.m. ET, May 14, 2022

FBI says Buffalo shooting is being investigated as a hate crime

From CNN's Samantha Beech

Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo is being investigated as a hate crime, the FBI said.

Stephen Belongia, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Buffalo Field Office, said the FBI is assisting in the investigation as well during a news conference.

Erie County Sheriff John Garcia speaks at a press conference.
Erie County Sheriff John Garcia speaks at a press conference. (Spectrum News)

Erie County Sheriff John Garcia called the shooting "pure evil" during the news conference.

"It was straight-up, racially motivated hate crime from somebody outside of our community, outside of the city of good neighbors as the mayor said, coming into our community and trying to inflict that evil upon us," Garcia said.

Out of the 13 victims, 11 are Black while two are White, according to Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia.

6:35 p.m. ET, May 14, 2022

Buffalo shooting suspect had tactical gear and was heavily armed, according to police commissioner

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia speaks at a press conference.
Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia speaks at a press conference. (Spectrum News)

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said the supermarket shooting suspect was wearing tactical gear and livestreaming as he entered the store.

"At approximately 2:30 today, an individual who the mayor stated is not from this area and is from hours away, drove to Buffalo and went to ... the Tops market. He exited his vehicle, he was very heavily armed. He had tactical gear. He had a tactical helmet on. He had a camera that he was livestreaming what he was doing,"

The suspect is an 18-year-old White male, he said.

He shot four people in the parking lot, Gramaglia said, three of whom died.

The suspect went inside the store, where a security guard and former Buffalo police officer engaged him.

"Because he had heavily armored plating on, the bullet had no round. The suspect engaged our retired officer and he was shot and deceased at the scene. He continued to work his way through the store," Gramaglia said.

He made his way back to the front of the store, where patrol officers were able to talk him into dropping his gun after he "put the gun to his own neck."

Police arrested the suspect and transported him to Buffalo Police Headquarters.

6:12 p.m. ET, May 14, 2022

10 dead in Buffalo shooting, police commissioner says

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said 10 people are dead after a shooting at Tops supermarket in the city.

A total of 13 people were shot, he said. Four of those were store employees, including a security guard.