This is what the New York Times writes. The shooter, Payton Gendron, acted out of racist conviction. Eleven of his victims were black.
Gendron used the Discord platform’s chat room for months as a sort of diary. He wrote his thoughts on it and posted pictures of himself with guns. It was unknown that he had given others access to space.
The New York Times relied on a Discord spokesperson who said Gendron invited a select group of people around 30 minutes before the attack.
According to the spokesperson, all the guests accepted the invitation. Who they were is unknown. Gendron also planned to broadcast his number live on the platform. Whether he actually did so is still under investigation.
“Hate will not prevail”
US President Joe Biden today addressed the families and victims of the Buffalo Massacre. “Hate will not prevail,” he said. “Evil won’t win in America. I promise.”
One by one, Biden named the ten people who died last weekend.
In the video below, a witness recounts the shooting in Buffalo:
“Infuriatingly humble social media ninja. Devoted travel junkie. Student. Avid internet lover.”