Details of the number of people shot at Tops Friendly Market and their conditions were not immediately available.
Police officials and a spokesman for the supermarket chain did not immediately respond to news from The Associated Press for comment.
Police cordoned off the block lined with spectators, and yellow police tape surrounded the entire parking lot. Mayor Byron Brown was at the scene late Saturday afternoon expecting to address the media.
BREAKING: BPD at the scene of a mass shooting at Tops on the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. According to the police, several people were hit by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are asked to avoid the area.
– Buffalo Police Dept (@BPDAlerts) May 14, 2022
Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted that she was “closely monitoring the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, her hometown.” She said state officials have offered assistance to local authorities.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office took to social media to say it has ordered all available employees to assist the Buffalo Police Department.
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