10 killed in US shooting livestreamed on Twitch
A mass-shooting incident occurred early on Saturday afternoon in Buffalo, the second-largest city in the state of New York.
A gunman armed with a rifle entered a local supermarket, opening fire on the shoppers. The man, donning military-style gear, was apparently acting alone, local media have reported, citing law enforcement.
“It’s like walking onto a horror movie, but everything is real,” a police officer at the scene was quoted as saying by the Buffalo News.
Buffalo police commissioner said a total of 13 people were shot, 10 killed at the scene. The gunman was detained.
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
The attacker reportedly live-streamed the shooting spree on Twitch streaming platform. Several graphic screenshots purportedly taken from the stream, showing a body lying on the floor and a woman getting shot in her head, are circulating online.