Buffalo shooter planned further racial attacks same day
An 18-year-old guy dressed in military fatigues fired a high-powered rifle at 13 persons, 11 of whom were African-American, who were shot this weekend in Buffalo, New York.
After driving almost 320 kilometres to get to a store, where he used an assault weapon to kill 10 people because of racism, Payton Gendron’s dark nature is slowly being revealed as the investigations continue.
According to the authorities, the assailant planned to expand his criminal path to other cities in addition to the mass slaughter.
The Buffalo police chief stated he wanted to keep driving and “shoot more black people,”
According to the mayor of Buffalo, “as many black lives as possible” were his stated goal when he arrived in the city.
A 180-page paper allegedly written by Payton Gendron, the suspected assassin of a dozen people, has surfaced in the hunt for evidence against him.
The defendant spent a day and a half last year in a hospital for a mental health examination after writing in a school assignment about his intention to commit murder or suicide, according to FBI personnel.
Another piece of evidence revealed that he planned to blow a second business on Saturday if he wasn’t caught, according to Buffalo police chief Joseph Gramaglia.
On the other hand, according to a statement from the owner of the gun store where the suspect purchased the semi-automatic used in the blast, the government’s background check system did not flag the suspect’s identity.
Attorney General Letitia James announced that her office will investigate Payton Gendron’s online extremist content in order to bring more charges against him in the coming days and weeks.
“This event was committed by a sick and demented individual who was fueled [by a] daily diet of hate,” she added.
Similar to other recent gunmen, the Buffalo shooter posted a “manifesto” on the internet outlining his radical views and a livestream of his attack.