Payton Gendron drove 200 miles just to commit mass murder in a Black neighbourhood

A shooting suspect, Payton Gendron, drove 200 miles from his home in Conklin, to commit a mass shooting in Buffalo, both in New York State

He wrote a 180 page manifesto narrating his reasoning for his gruesome actions, which include the purported reduction in Caucasian birthrate and the great replacement by minority ethnicities in America.

The 18 year old eventually surrendered to police after killing 10 people and injuring 3 on Saturday afternoon around 2.30pm.

Names of the 10 victims killed in the shooting have now been released by the Buffalo Police Department. Three people were also wounded. Eleven people struck by gunfire were Black and two were white.

 

NAMES OF VICTIMS

Pearl Young,

The 77 year old, , for 25 years ran a food pantry in the Central Park neighborhood of Buffalo.

 

Ruth Whitfield
The 86 year old, was the mother of former Buffalo fire commissioner Garnell Whitfield. She had visited her husband in a nursing home and was on her way home when she stopped at Tops.

 

Margus D. Morrison

Morrison was 52 and from Buffalo.

 

Andre Mackneil

Mackneil was 53 and lived in Auburn, New York, about 120 miles east of Buffalo.

 

Aaron Salter

Salter, 55, was a former Buffalo police officer who worked as a security guard at Tops after retiring. Salter fired at the shooter, who was wearing body armor and was not harmed by the shot.

 

Geraldine Talley

Talley was 62 and lived in Buffalo.

 

Katherine “Kat” Massey

Massey, 72, was an advocate for the Black community in Buffalo, she argued for more federal action and legislation to address gun violence. She was a member of “We Are Women Warriors.”

Roberta A. Drury

Roberta Drury, 32, moved to Buffalo from the Syracuse, New York, area to be with her older brother after his bone marrow transplant.

 

Heyward Patterson

Patterson, 67, was known as “Jitney” because he drove people to and from the Tops grocery store and helped them with their groceries, according to the Buffalo News. He was also a church deacon.

 

Celestine Chaney

Chaney, 65, went to Tops to buy strawberries to make shortcakes. She was visiting her sister at the time.

The three wounded in the shooting were:

Zaire Goodman,

The 20 year old, who worked in the Tops store and was shot in the neck but survived. He was treated and released from Erie County Medical Center.

Jennifer Warrington

Warrington is 50 and from Tonawanda, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. She was treated and released from Erie County Medical Center.

Christopher Braden

Braden is 55 and from Lackawanna, New York, outside of Buffalo.