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Vice President Kamala Harris expected at last Buffalo shooting victim’s funeral

BUFFALO, New York – The last of the victims of the racist attack of a gunman in a Buffalo supermarket will be buried on Saturday.

Ruth Whitfield, 86, is the oldest of the 10 dead. Whitfield is expected to be praised by civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton at a service attended by Vice President Kamala Harris.

Whitfield was inside the Tops Friendly Market after visiting her 68-year-old husband in a nursing home on May 14 when a gunman identified by police as 18-year-old Payton Gendron opened fire.

Authorities say Gentron, who is white, targeted the store three hours away from his home in Conklin because it is in a predominantly black neighborhood.

A total of 13 people were shot in the attack, which federal authorities are investigating as a hate crime. Three people survived.

Whitfield was the mother of former Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield. Her funeral will take place at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Buffalo.

Gendron is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail. His lawyer has pleaded not guilty on his behalf.

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