Twisted Buffalo shooter is Britain-obsessed and sick manifest of ‘high-profile enemies’
Mourning relatives of Payton Gendron victims and locals yesterday shared their devastation after the white supremacist’s murderous rampage claimed 10 lives.
The twisted 18-year-old killer launched his racist massacre after calling for the slaughter of London Mayor Sadiq Khan and publishing a 180-page hateful manifesto.
Two people were also injured and 11 of those he shot were black.
He also mentioned a number of UK cities and court cases, including the trial of an Asian grooming gang in Rotherham.
Gendron broadcast the carnage live as he sped through Tops Friendly supermarket in Buffalo, New York on Saturday.
He reportedly had the N-word scrawled on his gun.
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When the shooter’s first victims were named last night, it emerged that police were alerted to him last year after he threatened to shoot fellow students.
Dozens of locals yesterday visited the scene of the massacre, America’s worst this year.
One, Devania Summerlin, 24, said: “There are no words to describe the evil that has been brought here into our community.
“To be killed because of the color of your skin in the 21st century shows how little this world has come.
“Such murders are modern day lynchings, but America the shit still allows these people to buy any guns they can dream of. When will this ever stop?”
Shopper Michael Ray added, “A lot of people know each other in this community. We are all intertwined. That’s what makes it so hurtful.”
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In Gendron’s manifesto, under the heading “Kill high profile enemies”, Gendron listed Mr Khan as one of three men he wanted dead.
He wrote: “Sadiq Khan, the current Mayor of London at the time of writing, an overt display of the disenfranchisement and ethnicity of Britons in the British Isles.
“This Pakistani Muslim invader now sits representing the people of London. The heart of the British Isles.
“What better sign of white rebirth than the removal of this invader?”
In response to the horrific killings, the defiant Mr Khan did not respond to the chilling threat, saying: “London’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of Buffalo and all the families who have lost loved ones in this horrific attack. Our diversity is our strength. Hate will never win.”
Gendron launched the attack after driving more than 200 miles from his parents’ home in Conklin, New York.
He wore military body armor with a video camera attached to his helmet and arrived armed with an arsenal of weapons before opening fire at around 2.30pm.
He killed three people in the store’s parking lot. Gendron’s first victim inside was security guard Aaron Salter, who valiantly tried to stop him.
The ex-cop fired multiple shots at him, but they did not pierce his armor.
Ex-comrades paid tribute to Aaron last night.
Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia described him as “a beloved guard,” adding, “He’s a hero in our eyes.”
After killing Aaron, Gendron began working his way through the rest of the store.
Witness Jennifer Tooke heard the shots ripping through the store. She said: “I ran through the deli and ran out the back door to get away from him. It was scary.
“When I got out of here, all I saw were bodies in front of the store.”
The police eventually confronted Gendron. At one point he put his gun to his neck, but officers were able to persuade him to surrender.
An 86-year-old grandmother was among his victims. Ruth Whitfield was the mother of former Buffalo Fire Department Commissioner Garnell Witfield. He said his “mother was a mother of the motherless.”
Pearly Young, 77, was also shot. She had been feeding underprivileged residents in the city’s Central Park area for 25 years. Katherine Massey died while shopping.
Gendron reportedly broadcast his attack on Twitch, Amazon’s live streaming site popular with gamers. Twitch said it took the channel offline within two minutes of the violence beginning.
The FBI characterized the killings as both a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism. His investigation is sure to explore how a teenager who publicly held racist and Nazi views and was known to police was allowed to carry out such a devastating attack.
President Joe Biden said yesterday there was no haven for “hateful domestic terrorism”. Gendron claimed he idolized him and was inspired by New Zealand mosque killer Brenton Tarrant, who murdered 51 worshipers in 2019.
The US killer’s sick manifesto revolved around the idea of an absurd plan to replace the white population with immigrants.
Some of America’s hate-filled, torch-carrying “Unite the Right” protesters, including Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis, were also motivated by the “grand replacement theory.”
Gendron’s other high-profile targets were billionaire George Soros and Turkish leader Recep Erdogan. He claimed in his manifesto that he had been indoctrinated by the internet and said he had been planning the attack “for a number of years”.
He wrote: “Like every American, I passively prepared for this attack … by purchasing ammunition and military equipment and firing infrequently.”
“It wasn’t until early January 2022 that I really got serious.”
Gendron also called on all whites to rise up and kill African Americans and Jews.
Referring to British court cases, he wrote: “Many of you may already be aware of the rape of British women by invading forces, Rotherham being of course the best known.”
Gedron appeared in court just hours after the attack, was charged with one count of murder and pleaded not guilty.
He is being held without bail and is due to appear in court again on Thursday. His parents, Paul and Pamela, were working with investigators yesterday.
They have told officers that their son recently legally purchased the guns, a semi-automatic rifle, a hunting rifle and a shotgun.
Gedron’s former classmates at Susquehanna Valley High School yesterday recalled how he threatened to shoot a classmate on his high school graduation last June.
He was referred for mental health evaluation and counseling. One student claimed, “His views were extreme.”
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