Gunman ‘wearing military clothing’ opens fire in New York supermarket

New York shooting

At least eight people are dead and it is feared the death toll may rise (Picture: AP)

At least eight people are dead after a gunman ‘dressed in military fatigues’ opened fire in New York.

Several people were targeted in the Buffalo mass shooting, which happened in a suburban supermarket.

Police said a suspect had been taken into custody but have not said how many people were wounded or killed.

Footage posted on social media showed a man in what appeared to be military-style clothing being cuffed by officers and at least two people lying on the ground.

There are unconfirmed reports the shooter livestreamed the rampage online.

Police have not released any official details about the identity of the suspect but a young male was photographed being taken into custody.

Another video from the scene showed a man being treated for a shoulder injury and loaded into an ambulance.

Unverified footage on social media showed a young man being taken into custody (Picture: Twitter)

A crowd gathered at the crime scene outside a supermarket in suburban New York (Picture: AP)

Police swarmed the Tops Friendly Market and surrounding block this afternoon.

Local mayor Byron Brown was at the scene and is expected to address the media.

Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted that she was ‘closely monitoring the shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo’ and offered local law enforcement state-level help.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said on social media that it ordered all available personnel to assist Buffalo police.

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Source:: Metro


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