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Buffalo sheriff: Mass shooting was a racist hate crime

This article originally appeared on Raw Story Authorities in New York held a Saturday press conference after a mass shooting in Buffalo that killed ten people with an assault weapon. Multiple speakers at the press conference noted the suspect did not live in the community and had traveled hours to commit the shooting. The suspect,…

This original article appeared on Raw Stories

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Authorities in New York held a Saturday press conference after a mass shooting in Buffalo that killed ten people with an assault weapon.

Multiple speakers noted that the suspect didn’t live in the community, and had traveled long distances to carry out the shooting.

The suspect, who reportedly posted a racist, 106-page manifesto prior to the shooting that pushes the “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory promoted by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson.

” This was pure evil,” Erie County Sheriff John Garcia stated.

“It wasn’t a hate crime, but racially motivated, committed by someone outside our community. He said that he was trying to inflict the evil upon us.

The suspect is currently in custody.

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