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Buffalo’s mayor and governor pay tribute to the victims of the Tops supermarket tragedy



Buffalo, New York – A local permanent memorial will be erected to remember the victims of a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo grocery.

On Friday, Mayor Byron Brown and Governor Kathy Hochul announced the formation of a panel entrusted with organizing and supervising the monument’s construction in East Buffalo.

The commission will be led by Mark Blue, president of the Buffalo NAACP.

The governor is a local resident.

Hochul said the shooting is “part of the Buffalo story forever going forward.”

Payton Gendron, 19, of Conklin has entered a not-guilty plea to the accusations that he murdered 10 Black individuals and injured three others on May 14 at a Tops Friendly Market.