Roberta Drury and 12 others Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – Lieutenant in the police force. A “pillar of the community” who worked as a substitute teacher. Six grandchildren adore her. A committed member of the community.
According to cbs58.com, they were among ten people killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, which investigators think was racially motivated. Thirteen people were shot, ranging in age from 20 to 86. Buffalo police claimed 11 of the victims were black and two were white. The victims were identified by authorities late Sunday:
• Roberta A. Drury, 32, of Buffalo
• Margus D. Morrison, 52, of Buffalo
• Andre Mackneil, 53, of Auburn, New York
• Aaron Salter, 55, of Lockport, New York
• Geraldine Talley, 62, of Buffalo
• Celestine Chaney, 65, of Buffalo
• Heyward Patterson, 67, of Buffalo
• Katherine Massey, 72, of Buffalo
• Pearl Young, 77, of Buffalo
• Ruth Whitfield, 86, of Buffalo
• Zaire Goodman, 20, of Buffalo, was treated and released from hospital
• Jennifer Warrington, 50, of Tonawanda, New York, was treated and released from hospital
• Christopher Braden, 55, of Lackawanna, New York, had non-life-threatening injuries
“New Yorkers have been traumatized for the past 24 hours,” Hochul said in a statement on Sunday. “The entire world is waiting to see how we, as New Yorkers, will band together to overcome this terrible tragedy. Buffalo, my hometown, is known for its excellent neighbors, and New York State will be no exception.”
According to the statement, the New York State Office of Victim Services will be in Buffalo all week to help administer funding and assist victims and families in getting financial aid from the state.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said the alleged shooter, Payton S. Gendron, an 18-year-old White guy, drove hours to attack the Tops Friendly Markets store in a predominately Black neighborhood. Two federal law enforcement officials told CNN that investigators are also looking at a vile tirade posted online Saturday in conjunction with the shooting investigation. The author of the declaration calls himself a fascist, a White supremacist, and an anti-Semite.