Live updates: Multiple people shot at grocery store in Buffalo, police say

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Buffalo police said a gunman opened fire at a grocery store Saturday and multiple people were injured, but authorities did not immediately say how many were injured or killed.

The said the police on Twitter that a gunman was in custody after the shooting at a regional grocery store chain Tops Friendly Markets.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said on Twitter that he was “closely monitoring the shooting at a Buffalo grocery store” and recommended that residents avoid the area.

Jaye Emmons, a 49-year-old social worker who lives a block and a half from Tops, was watching a YouTube video about a breakup between two celebrities when “suddenly there was a lot of shots,” she said. in a phone interview from a beauty salon across the street from Tops. Mrs. Emmons estimated that she heard 60 shots.

“What I heard was massive: bullets fired aimlessly, fired from a military weapon,” he said.

He added that he could tell the shooting came from Jefferson Avenue, the location of the Tops store.

She said a relative had visited the scene of the shooting and came back saying he had heard the gunman had started shooting in the parking lot outside the grocery store, went into the store and continued shooting, then walked out, at which point the one who was handcuffed by the authorities.

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