布法罗警察局长约瑟夫·格拉玛利亚至少说 10 Tops Friendly Markets发生枪击事件，造成多人死亡，另外三人受伤. 枪击事件正在作为仇恨犯罪进行调查. 当局说 11 of the victims were Black, two were White.
The alleged gunman was identified as Payton Gendron, 18, of Conklin, 纽约. He was charged with first-degree 谋杀 and pleaded not guilty Saturday evening.
“Praying for and with our Buffalo community. Our hearts are with the victims, 他们的家人, 和朋友,” the Bills said in a statement on Twitter, which prompted a crying and heart emoji from wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen wrote that he was “absolutely heartbroken” for the victims, their families and the City of Buffalo.
“Extremely hard to express the emotions right now,” 他发了推文.
Bills offensive lineman Rodger Saffold and safety Jaquan Johnson both offered prayers while discussing the tragedy.
Former Bills legends expressed their support, with Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas calling the news “heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time.”
“My love goes out to the Buffalo community and to those of you who lost someone. We are here for you, and we love you,” 他写了.
Fred Jackson, another former Buffalo running back, wrote that his “heart hurts for the families and friends of the victims!!”
Giants general manager Joe Schoen and coach Brian Daboll released a joint statement Saturday night. Daboll previously served as offensive coordinator for the Bills.
“We are saddened by the senseless tragedy in Buffalo today,” 声明说. “For us and several members of our staff, Buffalo is our hometown or our adopted home. On behalf of the Giants organization and those of us who come from Buffalo, our hearts go out to the victims and their families and to the entire Buffalo community.”
The Buffalo Sabres also released a statement, saying the organization was “heartbroken for our community today.”
“Our hearts are with the victims, 他们的家人, 朋友们, and all of Buffalo,” the team wrote on Twitter.
Retired Buffalo Police Officer Aaron Salter was among those killed in the shooting at Tops Friendly Markets.
He died while trying to protect others from the alleged shooter, who was ordered held without bail and is due back in court Thursday.