This all started with the mass shooting that occurred a few days back. Mass shootings in the United States have become so common that they no longer shock the nation. The media covers them, the public mourns for a time, and then life eventually returns to normal.
The latest mass shooting occurred in Buffalo, NY, last Saturday. In this incident, an 18-year-old teen named Payton Gendron entered a convenience store and opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol, killing ten people and injuring three others. Read on to learn more about this tragic atrocity and how the world reacted to this.
Who are Wyatt Coto and his role in the mass shooting?
Wyatt Coto is the person who captured the whole mass shoot in a video and posted it on YouTube. This video is instantly streamed online. It has attracted a lot of attention and has become a hot topic on Twitter.
The official also said in the video that the suspect was entering the supermarket and shooting several other victims inside. According to the official, one of the dead was a retired police officer who worked as a security guard at the store.
Motive of Payton Gendron:
Authorities have found that the suspect searched the area with a large black population before opening fire on them. This disclosure has sparked a heated debate. This attack is being investigated as a racist motivated act of violent extremism. According to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, the suspect came to take the lives of many black people.
People are fighting for the lives of black people on the one hand, while they are being killed on the other. Gendron appears to have written a 180-page manifesto in which he calls himself a fascist and a white man. Questions have been raised about his ability to attack despite earlier warnings. “I need to know what people knew and when they knew,” New York Governor Kathy Hochuli told ABC News.