Multiple people were shot Saturday afternoon when gunfire broke out at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket.
Buffalo police said they had taken the shooter into custody.
BREAKING: BPD on scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. Police say multiple people have been struck by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area.
— Buffalo Police Dept (@BPDAlerts) May 14, 2022
Officials have not yet said how many people were shot.
Will G., an employee in the frozen and dairy department at the Tops market, told the Buffalo News he had gone into the cooler to stock milk just before the shooting started.
“I just heard shots. Shots and shots and shots,” he said. “It sounded like things were falling over.”
“I heard at least 20-30 shots, if not more,” a witness told WKBW.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted that he had been told about the shooting and urged residents to stay away from the area. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul also tweeted, saying she’s monitoring the situation and offered assistance to local law enforcement.
“I am closely monitoring the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo,” Governor Hochul said. “We have offered assistance to local officials. If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow guidance from law enforcement and local officials.”
This is a developing story. Come back for updates.
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[Featured image: Tops Market, Buffalo, New York/Google Maps]