- A white gunman took the lives of 10 individuals at a mass taking pictures in Buffalo.
- President Biden referred to as Saturday’s incident “horrific.”
- Biden additionally mentioned that “a racially motivated hate crime is abhorrent to the very fabric of this nation.”
President Joe Biden launched an announcement Sunday condemning Saturday’s mass taking pictures in Buffalo, New York, that left 10 useless, in accordance with officers.
“Tonight, we grieve for the families of ten people whose lives were senselessly taken and everyone who is suffering the physical and emotional wounds of this horrific shooting,” Biden wrote in an announcement. “We are grateful for the bravery of members of law enforcement and other first responders who took immediate action to try to protect and save lives. The First Lady and I are praying for the victims and their families, and hearts all across this country are with the people of Buffalo.”
On Saturday, police say an 18-year-old white gunman traveled to a Tops grocery retailer in Buffalo and shot 13 individuals, 11 of whom had been Black. Ten individuals died, police mentioned.
The FBI introduced they’re investigating the incident as a hate crime and as “racially motivated violent extremism.”
Other politicians took to Twitter to supply prayers and condolences to the neighborhood of Buffalo.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted Saturday that he provided assist to the Mayor of Buffalo. “Racism has no place in our state or our country,” Schumer wrote.
—Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 14, 2022
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted condolences, saying she would “fight” to implement gun security measures and “confront and defeat the scourge of white supremacy.”
—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (@gillibrandny) May 14, 2022
New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins wrote in an announcement: “This targeted attack against Black Americans is not a new phenomenon in this country, and now is the time that we as a nation come together to confront this hatred.”
Republican State Senator chief Rob Ortt referred to as the tragic taking pictures “heartbreaking.”
“New Yorkers stand together in condemning this despicable violence,” Ortt wrote in an announcement.