US President Joe Biden supplied a potent condemnation of racist extremism Sunday after a murderous rampage in Buffalo, and he known as for residents to finish the hate that is still a “stain on the soul of America.”
“A lone gunman, armed with weapons of war and a hateful soul, shot and killed 10 innocent people in cold blood at a grocery store on Saturday afternoon” in western New York state, Biden mentioned in Washington at a service for fallen US law enforcement officials .
“We must all work together to address the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America,” the president mentioned.
US authorities had been “still gathering the facts,” Biden added.
But he famous that the Justice Department has introduced it’s investigating the rampage “as a hate crime, racially motivated act of white supremacy and violent extremism.”
“Hearts are heavy once again,” Biden mentioned, “but our resolve must never, ever waver.”
The suspected shooter was arrested on the scene in Buffalo, the place 13 folks in complete had been shot, 11 of them Black.
Police hastened to reply to emergency calls and ultimately subdued and detained the 18-year-old suspect, who they mentioned was sporting physique armor, carried a semi-automatic assault rifle, and live-streamed the horrific assault on a social media platform.
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