Buffalo police responded to the scene of an “active multiple shooting event” at the city’s Tops Markets on Jefferson Street, according to a tweet from Erie County executive director Mark Poloncarz.
Authorities have not yet disclosed how many people have been affected by what police have termed a mass shooting.
“BPD at the scene of a mass shooting at the Tops on the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue,” the Buffalo Police Department tweeted. “Police say several people have been hit by gunfire. The shooter has been arrested. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area.”
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office expressed its condolences in a tweet following the incident, adding that Sheriff John Garcia “ordered all available resources and personnel to assist the police.”
New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted: “I am closely following the shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo. We have provided assistance to local officials. If you are in Buffalo, avoid the area and follow directions from law enforcement and local officials. “
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