Ten people were killed after a man opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, authorities said Saturday. Police said the shooter is now in custody.
A law enforcement source told CBS News that the suspect is a White man who was allegedly yelling racial slurs during the shooting spree at the Tops Friendly Market. Five people appear to have been shot in the head, the source said.
A law enforcement source said the gunman allegedly had a racial slur written on his weapon.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is from Buffalo, said the state had offered assistance to local officials and asked people to stay away from the area.
Tops Friendly Markets said in a statement that it is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the shooting.
“Our top priority remains the health and well-being of our associates and customers,” the supermarket said. “We appreciate the quick response of local law enforcement and are providing all available resources to assist authorities in the ongoing investigation.”
Pat Milton contributed reporting.