The deadly shooting in Buffalo, New York which claimed the lives of 10 people on May 14, 2022 has been traced back to an 18-year-old white male going by the name of Jimboboiii on social media who apparently planned the attack on Discord before streaming the tragic events on Twitch.
The shooter who carried out the attack, Payton Gendron, has been taken into custody by police who described his actions in terms of “racially motivated violent extremism.” Gendron has been charged with multiple counts of murder.
The shooting took place at Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue. According to the Associated Press, Gendron drove up to the supermarket in a vehicle where he shot four people in the parking lot, killing three.
The shooter then entered the store, firing on people at random. Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said during a press conference that Gendron was wearing “tactical gear, a tactical helmet, and a camera that he was livestreaming what he was doing.” RELATED: The Year in Toxicity Witnesses Braedyn Kephart and Shane Hill described how they were just pulling into the parking lot as Gendron was leaving the Tops Friendly Market location. “He was standing there with the gun to his chin,” Kephart said. “We were like what the heck is going on?Read more on thegamer.com