10 dead, 3 wounded in racially-motivated mass shooting in New York, authorities say

At least 10 people are dead and 3 hurt after a racially-motivated shooting today in Buffalo, New York, authorities said.

The shooting was reported around 2:30 p.m. at a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood.

Authorities said an 18-year-old man drove from hours away to the grocery store and started opening fire in the parking lot before entering the grocery store and shooting more victims.

Authorities said the suspect was wearing tactical gear and a camera used to also live-stream the shooting on a social media platform. He was taken into custody.

Eleven of the shooting victims were Black, and two were White, according to Buffalo PD.

Authorities have called the shooting a racially-motivated hate crime.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned in court tonight.

Opinion: This story is developing but the details are beyond stomach-turning. There are many elements that create a climate for this type of disgusting behavior, and many people are complicit. I will follow up in my column.

Prayers to the families of the victims.

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