Police and other emergency services in Buffalo, New York, are responding to a mass shooting at a supermarket.
The incident began on Saturday afternoon when officers were called to a Tops Markets supermarket at 1275 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, where they found several victims in and outside the store.
Buffalo police department said in a statement on Twitter: “BPD on scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue.
“Police say multiple people have been struck by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area.”
At least nine people had been shot, BNO news reported, including two fatally. Authorities have yet to confirm details.
“I have been advised of an active multiple shooting event at the Tops Markets on Jefferson Street in Buffalo,” the Erie county executive Mark Poloncarz said on twitter. “Police are on scene. Please stay away from the area.”