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President and First Lady to visit Buffalo amid ongoing investigations into mass killing

18-year-old opened fire at a Buffalo grocery store. The store is located in a predominantly Black neighborhood.

Where: Buffalo, NY

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Residents of Buffalo, NY held vigils and church services on Sunday to mourn the deaths of ten people killed in a shooting at a grocery store.
The suspected shooter, Payton Gendron, was arrested at the scene. Gendron was investigated as recently as less than a year ago for making a threat at his school. Allegedly, the comments he made related to shooting people. However, he was released without charge following a psychiatric evaluation.
The Erie County District Attorney’s office stated, “Payton S. Gendron, 18, of #Conklin, NY has been arraigned in Buffalo City Court on one count of Murder in the First Degree. He was remanded without bail.”
A felony hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, May 19th at 9.30 am.
President Joe Biden stated, “Jill and I will travel to Buffalo on Tuesday to grieve with the community that lost ten lives in a senseless and horrific mass shooting.”

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