Monday marks six months since the worst shooting in Buffalo history

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Six months have passed since the horrifying mass shooting at the Tops grocery store on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, which was labeled by authorities as racially motivated and in which 10 people were killed and three more were injured.

The shooting that stunned not only the community but also the nation as well occurred in a predominantly black neighborhood and is the worst in Buffalo history.

Since that time, those who survived the shooting, as well as the relatives of the deceased and the officials of the city, have fought to have gun laws changed.

Aaron Salter, Andre Mackniel, Celestine Chaney, Geraldine Talley, Heyward Patterson, Katherine Massey, Margus Morrison, Pearl Young, Roberta Drury, and Ruth Whitfield were all shot and murdered when a single shooter from outside the area drove to East Buffalo and opened fire at the grocery store.

Mayor Byron Brown is asking city workers and residents to wear orange in memory of the victims of the shooting that took place on May 14.

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