Buffalo supermarket shooting: Social media posts reveal suspected mass shooter spent months planning racist attack

Alleged gunman Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, shared on the chat app Discord and online forum 4chan that he selected a particular ZIP code in Buffalo because it had the highest percentage of a Black population close enough to where he lived. Police and other officials have described the mass shooting as a … Read more

Buffalo residents mourn loved ones and a community’s haven

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Phylicia Dove fails to fight back tears as she talks about the massacre that shattered her community’s haven in Buffalo’s Masten Park neighborhood. “Tops market was a place of community, a safe space for us to meet, to talk, to be together,” she told CNN. “There’s no one here who hasn’t visited … Read more

Erie County district attorney says shooting suspect was intent on leaving market to kill more Black people

A 180-page manifesto attributed to Payton Gendron and posted online just before he allegedly shot 13 people at a Buffalo supermarket, killing 10, shows in chilling detail the meticulous planning that apparently went into the racist massacre. Alongside tirades about his false belief that White Americans were being “replaced” by people of other races, the … Read more

Buffalo shooting: The mass shooting suspect had plans to ‘continue his rampage’ after killing 10 people at a grocery store, police say

The alleged Buffalo, New York, mass shooting suspect had plans to “continue his rampage” after opening fire at a supermarket, killing 10 people, city Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Monday. “There was evidence that was uncovered that he had plans, had gotten out of here, to continue his rampage, and continue shooting people,” he told … Read more

Wildfire risk map: New data shows fire risk across US

Wildfire is a prevalent risk to homeowners in the West. But quantifying the risk of wildfires has until now been more difficult than floods, for instance, because of their nature. Wildfires spread rapidly, the wind can move embers and sparks long distances, catching on trees and buildings. On Monday, the nonprofit First Street Foundation released … Read more

Buffalo shooting: She was getting ice cream with her daughters when terror struck

“People started screaming and running out of the Tops parking lot, so we backed up and pulled (out) and parked right across in the Family Dollar parking lot,” Calhoun told CNN affiliate Spectrum News 1 Buffalo. “And that’s when I got out and seen all the bodies that were laying in the front. People were … Read more

Buffalo shooting: Here’s what we know about the victims

Eleven of the victims were Black and two were White, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Saturday. The victims range in age from 20 to 86, police said. Among them were a former police officer who tried to stop the gunman, the octogenarian mother of the city’s former fire commissioner and a long-term substitute teacher. … Read more

Buffalo mass shooting: Emergency radio transmission shows what first responders knew as gunman opened fire at supermarket

Gendron pleaded not guilty to the first degree murder charge brought against him in court Saturday night, Buffalo City Court Chief Judge Craig Hannah told CNN. Police and fire department radio traffic from the shooting obtained and reviewed by CNN showed how the shooting unfolded, as responders asked the dispatcher to “send out as many … Read more

The Buffalo supermarket massacre is the latest high-profile mass shooting authorities say was motivated by hate. Here are others

The suspected shooter, an 18-year-old White man, shot and killed 10 people and injured three others at a supermarket in a predominantly Black area, authorities said. Eleven of the victims are Black. “We’ll be aggressive in our pursuit of anyone who subscribes to the ideals professed by other White supremacists and how there’s a feeding … Read more

California is in a water crisis, yet usage is way up. Officials are focusing on the wrong things, advocates say

Newsom has pleaded with residents and businesses to reduce their water consumption by 15%. But in March, urban water usage was up by 19% compared to March 2020, the year the current drought began. It was the highest March water consumption since 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board reported earlier this week. Part of … Read more