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Gunman Kills 10 People in Buffalo, N.Y. Shooting While Livestreaming on Twitch

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J. Kim Murphy At least 10 people have been killed and three have been injured in Buffalo, N.Y. after an 18-year-old white man entered a supermarket and opened fire while livestreaming on Twitch Saturday afternoon.Officials believe that the gunman streamed his actions through a camera attached to a tactical helmet.

Reports indicate that the video depicts the shooter pulling up to the grocery store and pointing his assault rifle at people in the parking lot and opening fire.

The gunman then walked into the store to shoot others.Twitch, the massively popular live-streaming website owned by Amazon, has since taken the gunman’s channel offline, citing a violation of Twitch’s “community guidelines and terms of service.” “We are devastated to hear about the shooting that took place this afternoon in Buffalo,” a Twitch spokesperson said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to the community impacted by this tragedy.

Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against violence of any kind and works swiftly to respond to all incidents. The user has been indefinitely suspended from our service, and we are taking all appropriate action, including monitoring for any accounts rebroadcasting this content.”Authorities have deemed the incident at the Tops Friendly Market a “hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism.” The mass shooting occurred in a predominantly Black neighborhood of Buffalo.

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