Several people have been injured in a shooting at a supermarket in the US city of Buffalo, New York, according to local police, who announced that the attacker has been arrested.
According to a brief message from the city’s Police Department, the event took place at the Tops supermarket near downtown Buffalo, a city located in the far north of New York state.
“Several people have been hit by gunfire. The shooter is in custody.”the Police wrote in a Twitter message without offering details about their number or their status.
According to Buffalo News, there are a total of 10 dead and three injured. One of the victims is a retired officer.
“It’s like walking into a horror movie, but it’s all real. It’s like Armageddon. It’s so overwhelming,” a police officer told the Buffalo News.
The identity of the arrested suspect was also not released.
The governor of New York, Jathy Hochul, has written a tweet assuring that she is closely following what happened and that she has offered support to local forces.
However, the official did not give further details.
According to a witness quoted by channel ABC7, between 20 and 30 shots were heard.