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New York State Police said in a tweet on Saturday afternoon that they were at the scene of a “mass shooting” at a Buffalo grocery store.
Several people were hit by gunfire and the suspect is in custody, according to the police department.
“BPD at the scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. Police say multiple people were hit by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are asked to avoid the area,” the police department tweeted. .
New York Governor Kathy Hochul said in a tweet that she was “closely monitoring” the shooting.
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“I am closely monitoring the grocery store shooting in Buffalo. We have offered assistance to local authorities. If you are in Buffalo, please avoid the area and follow the advice of law enforcement and local officials,” Hochul tweeted.