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New York State Police said on Twitter on Saturday afternoon that she was at the scene of a “mass shooting” at a grocery store in Buffalo.
During a news conference, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said 13 people had been shot dead and 10 killed in a shooting investigated as a hate crime.
Gramaglia said the 18-year-old white man allegedly committed the shooting and conducted a live broadcast online.
According to officials, the shooter was leaving the “hours” outside Buffalo. The shooting took place at Tops Friendly Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo.
“BPD at the site of a mass shooting in Tops in the 1200 quarter on Jefferson Avenue. Police say several people were injured in the shelling. The shooter has been detained. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area,” the police department tweeted. .
New York Governor Katie Hochul tweeted that she was “watching closely” the shooting.
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“I am closely watching the shooting at the grocery store in Buffalo. We have offered assistance to local officials. If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow the instructions of law enforcement and local officials,” Hochul wrote on Twitter.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that it had ordered “all available resources and personnel” to assist the Buffalo Police Department in responding to the shooting.
A spokesman for Twitch, an online streaming platform, told Fox News Digital that the user had been dismissed from Twitch after the shooting.
“We are very saddened to hear about the shooting that took place this afternoon in Buffalo, New York. Our hearts belong to the community affected by this tragedy. Twitch pursues a policy of zero tolerance against violence of any kind and is working quickly to respond to “All incidents. The user has been suspended from our service indefinitely and we are taking all necessary measures, including monitoring the accounts that relay this content,” said a spokesman.
The spokesman also said that the incident took place during the live broadcast, and during the investigation the company will cooperate with law enforcement.