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The 18-year-old gunman who authorities say killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket had previously threatened a shooting at his high school and was sent for mental health treatment. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that Payton Gendron had appeared on the radar of police last year after he threatened to carry out a shooting around the time of graduation. Officials also say the gunman had researched the local demographics and arrived in the area a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the “express purpose” of killing as many Black people as possible. He's been arraigned on a murder charge.

Authorities say a white, 18-year-old gunman in military gear who was livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and wounding three others. Here's what we know: Officials say they are investigating the shooting Saturday afternoon as a racially motivated hate crime. Authorities say 11 victims are Black and two are white. Payton Gendron, of Conklin, New York, has been arraigned on a murder charge. Authorities have not commented on a document that purports to outline the attacker’s racist, anti-immigrant and antisemitic beliefs. 

Authorities say a white, 18-year-old gunman in military gear who was livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and wounding three others. Officials said they are investigating the shooting Saturday afternoon as a hate crime. Authorities said 11 of the victims are Black and two are white. Police say a security guard fired shots trying to stop the gunman but was shot dead by the suspect. Authorities say officers confronted the man in the store and he surrendered. The suspect, identified as Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, has been arraigned on murder charges. The shooting occurred in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo.

ALBANY — With the primary ballot certification deadline looming, Gov. Kathy Hochul confirmed Tuesday she wants the Legislature to change state election law to allow Brian Benjamin, her former lieutenant governor, to be scrubbed from the list of candidates that will go to voters.

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