(CBS News) — President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday “to grieve with the community that lost ten lives in a senseless and horrific mass shooting,” the White House said Sunday.
in what authorities are calling a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism. The suspect, 18-year-old Payton Gendron, was arraigned Saturday on one count of first-degree murder, the most serious murder charge under New York law. He pleaded not guilty.
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Buffalo authorities on Sunday released the names and ages of the victims, who ranged in age from 32 to 86. These are the victims:
- Roberta Drury, 32, of Buffalo
- Margus Morrison, 52, of Buffalo
- Andre Mackneil, 53, of Auburn, New York
- 55, of Lockport, New York
- Geraldine Talley, 62, of Buffalo
- Celestine Chaney, 65, of Buffalo
- Heyward Patterson, 67, of Buffalo
- Katherine Massey, 72, of Buffalo
- Pearl Young, 77, of Buffalo
- Ruth Whitfield, 86, of Buffalo
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Biden said Sunday that he has been getting updates from the White House, which is working with the Justice Department.
“We are still gathering the facts; the Justice Department has already publicly stated that it is investigating the matter as a hate crime, a racially motivated act of white supremacy and violent extremism as they do,” Biden said. “We must all work together to address hate. The remains of the stain on the soul of American hearts are heavy once again. What determination must never waver!”
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