Buffalo, New York—Earlier today, ten people lost their lives and three people were injured at a Buffalo-area NY TOPS supermarket after a white supremacist opened fire on them.
“We are devastated that ordinary people cannot be safe from gunfire and anti-Black violence at their local grocery store. Ten innocent lives were lost and three people were injured at the hands of a self-proclaimed white supremacist," said Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition. "The biggest threat to the U.S. is white supremacy and, today, it reared its ugly head when the shooter targeted Black families shopping for their weekly groceries at their local supermarket. We condemn today's actions and demand that our elected leaders address and reform gun laws and invest in community solutions that will bring real safety for all. Until then, we will continue to fight for Black lives and racial justice for all."