An 18-year-old wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York killing 10 people and wounding three others on Saturday.
The Police said he shot 11 black and two white victims before surrendering to authorities in a rampage he broadcast live on the streaming platform Twitch.
New York's Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement; "It is my sincere hope that this individual, this white supremacist who just perpetrated a hate crime on an innocent community will spend the rest of his days behind bars.
"And heaven help him in the next world as well."
The attack came just one month after another mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway train wounded 10 people.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said at the news conference; "This is the worst nightmare that any community can face, and we are hurting and we are seething right now.
"The depth of pain that families are feeling and that all of us are feeling right now cannot even be explained.”
Officials said the rifle the killer used in the attack was purchased legally but that the magazines he used for ammunition were not allowed to be sold in New York.
U.S. President Joe Biden in a statement said he and the first lady were praying for the victims and their families.
"We still need to learn more about the motivation for today’s shooting as law enforcement does its work, but we don’t need anything else to state a clear moral truth.
"A racially-motivated hate crime is abhorrent to the very fabric of this nation.
"Any act of domestic terrorism, including an act perpetrated in the name of a repugnant white nationalist ideology is antithetical to everything we stand for in America.”
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