Headline RoundupMay 15th, 2022

'Racially Motivated' Shooting Inside Buffalo Supermarket Leaves at Least 10 Dead

Summary from the AllSides News Team

A teenage gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, leaving 10 people dead and three more wounded. 

Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old white man, drove over 200 miles from Conklin, NY to Buffalo to conduct the attack. Heavily armed and donning tactical gear, he stormed into a Tops Friendly Markets in a predominately black neighborhood and opened fire with a rifle both inside the store as well as in the parking lot. The suspect also live-streamed the shooting on Twitch but the video was later removed from the platform. Gendron, who is now in custody, is being charged with first-degree murder. The FBI is investigating the shooting as a hate crime as well as a case of "racially motivated violent extremism." Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown told NBC News (Lean Left bias) on Sunday morning that the shooter "drove here with the express purpose of taking Black lives." President Joe Biden also commented on the tragedy, accentuating that there was no harbor for "hate-filled domestic terrorism." 

Most outlets across the spectrum distinctly covered the facts and emphasized sources that confirmed the killer had "a plan to kill black people." HuffPost (Left bias) later emphasized that the shooter was motivated by an "online manifesto" touted by Tucker Carlson (Right bias) and other "far-right personalities" that claims "white Americans are at risk of being replaced by people of color by immigration, interracial marriage and eventually violence." Most right-rated outlets did not relate the crime to "white supremacist ideologies."

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