The Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, has called this Sunday for more harmony in the United States following the death on Saturday of ten people in a racist shooting in Buffalo, New York.
“Guterres has been appalled by this ‘vile act of racist violent extremism'”, Underlined in a statement the deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary General, Farhan Haq.
Thus, Haq has emphasized that “the secretary general condemns in the strongest terms racism in all its forms and discrimination based on race, religion, beliefs or national origin. We must all work together to build more peaceful and inclusive societies,” he has said.
Guterres has sent his deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and hopes that justice will be done “quickly”.
The attacker is an 18-year-old individual identified as Payton Gendron who indiscriminately opened fire on a store in a majority black neighborhood and posted the attack in a live stream on social media. Eleven of the thirteen people hit by the bullets are black.
The Erie County District Attorney’s Office (northern New York) identified the shooter who last Saturday killed ten people in a supermarket in the city of Buffalo as Payton S. Gendron, an 18-year-old white man, who had been defined previously as a white supremacist.
Gendron was held without bail on first-degree murder charges and will appear in court for the first time Tuesday morning. The crime could cost him life in prison, since in the state of New York there is no death penalty.
The teenager who murdered 10 people in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, planned the attack for months before driving for three hours to carry out the ambush that authorities call an act of “violent extremism” motivated by race. .
Federal agents interviewed the parents of Payton Gendron, the teenager who fired 50 shots at the store that killed 10 people, a law enforcement official said Sunday.
Gendron, 18, of Conklin, New York, pleaded “not guilty” to first-degree murder after Saturday’s attack. He is being held without bail and faces life in prison. The alleged murderer, who is due to appear in court again next Thursday, is currently on suicide watch and is being held in a separate unit from other inmatesErie County Sheriff John Garcia said at Sunday’s news conference.