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Buffalo shooting: gunman allegedly did reconnaissance of area before rampage

Added 05-16-22 04:09:02am EST - “Details show plotting had likely been in development for months, while signs of trouble had surrounded shooter for some time” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Buffalo shooting: gunman allegedly did reconnaissance of area before rampage”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Details show plotting had likely been in development for months, while signs of trouble had surrounded shooter for some time

As Buffalo, New York, mourns the victims of a mass shooting at a supermarket Saturday that left 10 dead and three wounded, details are emerging about the shooter’s movements before the attack and how the devastating racist attack unfolded.

The 18-year-old shooter, who is a self-confessed white supremacist, shot 11 Black and two white victims in a “racially motivated hate crime” authorities said. It plunged the mostly Black Buffalo East Side neighborhood into grief and shock.

But the plotting of the attack happened many miles away, had likely been in development for months and even apparently involved a reconnaissance of the targeted area.

The shooter is believed to have traveled about 200 miles (320km ) from his home of Conklin, New York, to Buffalo but signs of trouble had surrounded him for some time. One year ago, he was the subject of a law enforcement investigation, according to The Buffalo News.

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