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We Speak Their Names:  Honoring the Victims of the Buffalo Shooting  – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel

Last Saturday, the citizens of Buffalo, New York, had no idea that a shooter wearing military uniforms, body armor and a tactical helmet would deliberately enter the Tops supermarket and randomly aim a Bushmaster XM-15 rifle at outgoing customers and employees. working in shifts.

18-year-old Peyton Hendron from Conklin, New York, is charged with first-degree murder after killing 10 people and injuring three others at the Tops supermarket. Gendron pleaded not guilty.

The Erie County Sheriff called the shooting “pure evil.” Federal authorities are investigating the shooting as a hate crime and may file charges. Eleven of the 13 people shot were black.

As shock and outrage spread around the world, NAACP President Derrick Johnson said he and the NAACP were “broken and extremely angry about the incident.” Hate and racism have no place in America. “President Joseph Biden called the alleged shooter a” soul full of hatred. “

The Buffalo Police Department has revealed the names of the 10 killed. They ranged in age from 32 to 86. Three people were injured in the shooting, but are expected to fully recover. Sentinel chose to honor the victims. We say their names:

Aaron Salter (photo courtesy)

Aaron Salter55, a retired Buffalo police officer who worked as a security guard at the Tops supermarket and confronted the shooter to stop the shooting.

Ruth Whitfield (photo courtesy)

Ruth Whitfield, 86, the mother of former Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield. Ruth was returning home after visiting her husband in a nursing home and stopping at the store to get something to eat.

Pearly Young (photo courtesy)

Pearl YoungA 77-year-old mother, grandmother and missionary who ran a food pantry in the Central Park neighborhood for 25 years, feeding people every Saturday.

Catherine “Kat” Massi (photo courtesy)

Catherine “Kat” Masses, 72, former writer for the black newspapers Buffalo Challenger and The Buffalo Criterion. Massi’s family said, “She took care of everything and she was amazing.”

Deacon Hayward “Teni” Patterson (photo courtesy)

Deacon Hayward “Shadows” Patterson67, will help get people in need of transportation to the Jefferson Avenue store.

Celestine Cheney (courtesy photo)

Celestine CheneyThe 65-year-old has survived cancer and is the grandmother of six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Roberta Drury (courtesy image)

Roberta A. Drury32, a native of Syracuse but living in Buffalo.

Margus D. Morrison (courtesy photo)

Margus D. Morrison, 52, a bus assistant who worked for First Student. He loved children and children loved him

Andre McNeillThe 53-year-old is from Auburn, New York, and is engaged to Tracy Lynn Machulevich. McNell died on their son’s third birthday. McNeil went to Tops to pick up a birthday surprise cake.

Geraldine “Gary” Tally (photo courtesy)

Geraldine “Gary” Tally, 62, was a native of Buffalo. Friends of the avid baker say that her Facebook page is full of various desserts prepared for loved ones.

The three survivors are Zaire Goodman, 20, from Buffalo, who was treated and released from the hospital; Jennifer Warrington, 50, a native of Tonawanda, New York, treated and released from hospital; and Christopher Braden, 55, of Lacavana, New York, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The funeral of the victims was not announced in the press.

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