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President Biden late Saturday called the Buffalo, New York, shooting that left at least 10 people dead and 3 wounded earlier in the day, “senseless” and condemned “hate-fueled domestic terrorism,” noting that the shooter’s motivation is still being investigated.
“Tonight, we grieve for the families of ten people whose lives were senselessly taken and everyone who is suffering the physical and emotional wounds of this horrific shooting,” the president said in a statement.
“We are grateful for the bravery of members of law enforcement and other first responders who took immediate action to try to protect and save lives. The First Lady and I are praying for the victims and their families, and hearts all across this country are with the people of Buffalo.”
President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Biden said that while the motivation for the shooting isn’t totally clear, “we don’t need anything else to state a clear moral truth: A racially motivated hate crime is abhorrent to the