Detroit Evening Report: May 16, 2022: Gunman in Buffalo planned to go to one more location to keep shooting, police say

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Police say the white gunman who killed 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store Saturday planned to go to at least one more location to shoot Black people. Buffalo police commissioner Joseph Gramaglia says the suspect planned to “drive down Jefferson Avenue and continue doing the same thing.” Gendron traveled about 3 hours from his home in Conklin, New York, to target Black shoppers. In a 180-page document posted online, the 18-year-old said he wanted to terrorize non-white, non-Christian people in order to get them to leave the country. The shooting was the deadliest in a weekend where shootings also occurred at a California church and a flea market in Texas.

Other headlines for May 16, 2022:

  • Hundreds gather in Dearborn to mark 74th anniversary of Palestinian expulsion
  • Metro Detroit schools reconsider mask mandates as COVID-19 cases rise
  • FDA announces it will move to ban menthol and flavored cigarettes

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.