Ten dead in attack at supermarket in New York state


New York: Ten people have been killed in a shooting in New York state that is being investigated as a racially-motivated hate crime.

An 18-year-old man was detained after a stand-off at the scene in the city of Buffalo. Police have not named him.

The suspect entered a busy supermarket on Saturday afternoon before opening fire. He used a camera to live-stream the attack online, police said.

The FBI described the shooting as an act of “violent extremism”.

As per the Buffalo mayor, the shooting suspect “travelled hours” to the supermarket. The clear motive of the crime is yet to be known. The supermarket is three miles from the Buffalo downtown. Buffalo is located in western New York, along the US-Canada border.

It is the second shooting incident in New York in a month. On April 12, at least 13 people were injured during a shooting at a subway station in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Two days after the attack, 62-year-old Frank R. James was taken into custody from Manhattan.

Mass shootings incidents in the United States are increasing at an alarming rate in the past few years. According to the Gun Violence Archive website, approximately, 40,000 deaths are reported each year due to gun violence.

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