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Buffalo Shooter Sentence

The gunman who carried out a racially motivated mass shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, in May was sentenced to life in state prison without parole yesterday. Ten people were killed and three others injured in the attack at a Tops supermarket in the city's predominantly Black East Side neighborhood. The shooter previously pleaded guilty to the charges, which included domestic terrorism.

Investigators determined the attack was premeditated, and a manifesto from the gunman described the attack in detail, explicitly stating the store was chosen due to the racial demographics of the ZIP code. The state trial came ahead of a separate federal trial which includes 27 charges, including counts of hate crimes. Yesterday's proceedings were interrupted after an attendee lunged at the shooter while victim impact statements were being read (see video).

The attack was the worst mass shooting in Buffalo's history. Read about the victims here.

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