Wyatt Coto happens to be the person who shared the viral video of the mass shooting in Buffalo. The video has been getting circulated on the internet rapidly. It has caught the attention of many people and has become a hot topic on Twitter too. The investigation is ongoing into the case as the officers are trying to find out the alleged suspect. According to reports, the suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Payton Gendron. Let us check what actually happened that day and why the suspect opened fire.
Authorities have confirmed that the alleged suspect deliberately sought a site having a high black population and then opened fire at them. The revelation has become the subject of discussion. Reportedly, the man shot 10 people to death at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. The attack is being investigated as an act of racially motivated violent extremism. Byron Brown, Buffalo Mayor, said that the suspect arrived with the intention to end as many black lives as possible.
Needless to say, the matter has garnered a lot of attention as on one side people are fighting for black lives while on another, they are being killed. Mr. Gendron appears to have written a 180-page document in which he characterizes himself as a fascist and a white supremacist. Questions have been raised about how he was able to carry out the attack despite prior warnings. New York Governor Kathy Hochul said to ABC News, “I want to know what people knew and when they knew it.”
Gendron had made “generalized threats” while still in high school, according to Buffalo Police Chief Joseph Gramaglia. He was admitted to the hospital for a day and a half for a mental health evaluation before being released. Authorities do not appear to have been keeping an eye on him. According to FBI Special Agent Steven Belongia, neither state police nor the FBI had any information on Mr. Gendron.
Meanwhile, when his name was run through a national background check system, the gun store owner who sold him a semi-automatic rifle told many US publications that no alarm came up. Letitia James, New York’s Attorney General, said that the event was committed by a sick, demented individual who was fuelled by a daily diet of hate. It is no doubt to state that the shooting has stunned the local community. Keep following our site, Social Telecast, for more details.