Suspect in Buffalo market shooting pleads not guilty at arraignment

The massacre where 10 people died occurred in a market in Buffalo, New York.

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The suspected shooter who shot 13 people, injured 3 and killed 10 in a “race hate” massacre at a Buffalo, New York marketappeared before a judge hours after the Saturday afternoon shooting.

The suspect appeared before Buffalo Chief Judge Craig Hannah, who read multiple counts of first-degree murder against him.

Peyton Gendron, 18, of Conklin, New York, He was wearing a white paper gown and face mask and was surrounded by police officers during his appearance Saturday night in Buffalo City Court, according to WKBW-TV.

Your Court Appointed Attorney He was found not guilty on first-degree murder charges. the station said.

Gendron was remanded in custody without bail and is due back in court on Thursday.

Gendron allegedly killed 10 people and injured three others at a Tops grocery store in a predominantly African American neighborhood around 2:30 p.m. Eleven of the victims were African American and two were white.

He had driven some 200 miles from his home to carry out the mass shooting and was heavily armed and in tactical gear, authorities said.

The shooting began in the supermarket parking lot and continued into the store, before Buffalo police took it into custody.

The FBI is investigating the incident as “a racially motivated hate crime and violent extremism case,” Special Agent Stephen Belongia said.

The T Storeops Friendly Markets, where the massacre occurred, is located in a low-income area of ​​Buffalo, it is popular and caters to many people who live in the area.

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