Payton Gendron, 18 shoots up a Supermarket in Buffalo, NY killing ten people and injury three.
It’s not the first time Gendron has come to the attention of law enforcement, according to The Buffalo News, which reported the teen had allegedly threatened his fellow high school students in June 2021.
A school official reported Gendron “had made statements indicating that he wanted to do a shooting, either at a graduation ceremony, or sometime after,” a source told the news outlet.
State Police investigated, and Gendron was referred for counseling and a mental health evaluation, The Buffalo News said. (Buffalo News)
The video was live-streamed in a similar way that Brenton Tarrant carried out the 2019 Mosque Shootings in New Zealand. Other similarities should not be over looked such and the “Black Sun” icons.
“He said he started planning the attack in January and chose the Tops Supermarket in Buffalo because “it has the highest black population percentage” by Zip code and it wasn’t far away from his Southern Tier home. A section of the manifesto details his step-by-step plans for the day, including the corned beef hash he would eat for breakfast, how he would drive to Buffalo and scout out the supermarket, the way he would wear his body armor and carry his gun and how he would post a livestream online.” – NYP (here)
“The shooter — identified by law enforcement as 18-year-old Payton Gendron — drove from “hours away” in Conklin, New York, to a Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue, in a predominantly black neighborhood, officials said.
Eleven of the victims were black and two were white. NYT – (here)