Update (0053 EST): Video has emerged of individuals firing at looters in the area of 2600 block of Bailey Avenue in Buffalo, NY.
At approximately 1730 EST, reports began to emerge in local media of looting incidents in Buffalo, NY, where residents are becoming desperate after three days of intense snowfall and cold temperatures. New York State Police confirmed the looting incidents.
Meanwhile, in the City of Buffalo… pic.twitter.com/8Co5PdLVPi
— Jenna Fredo (@LynkLuv) December 26, 2022
However, in the last 30 minutes, social media users have claimed that vigilantes have been firing on looters. In multiple Facebook posts, users reported that “women are trying to rob the Arabian weave store, and they are getting shot at…”
Another woman claimed that “white boys dressed in… big hats…” were aiming guns at looters and firing at her.
The only reported location of these shootings was Walden Avenue in Buffalo. However, emergency services have not been dispatched to the area for gunshot wound victims. It appears that, as of this post, looting is ongoing at several stores in Buffalo.
Looting across Buffalo, New York, here is a local family dollar store. Impacts from the blizzard has crippled the area.
— Live Storm Chasers (@LiveStormChaser) December 26, 2022
WATCH: Walmart store devastated by ongoing looting in Buffalo, New York pic.twitter.com/rTJZBoJe7R
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