NBC New York reports that seven innocents are dead following a 2:30 p.m. shooting at a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York.
An eighth innocent was also struck by gunfire and is in critical condition.
UPDATE: Buffalo Police Chief Joseph Gramaglia says 13 people were shot, 10 fatally.
Buffalo Police Department tweeted that a shooting suspect is in custody:
NY Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) responded to news of the shooting by tweeting:
CBS News reports that Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was “on scene” after news of the shooting broke.
New York has some of the most stringent gun controls in the nation, including universal background checks, a “high capacity” magazine ban, an “assault weapons” ban, a permit requirement to buy a handgun, a red flag law, gun storage requirements, “ghost gun” regulations, and a prohibition against gun possession by felons, among other controls.
Gabby Giffords’ gun control group indicates that New York also requires owners of pre-ban “assault weapons” to register those firearms with the state government.
AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at email@example.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.