Bills' Josh Allen 'Absolutely Heartbroken' After Shooting in Buffalo

Adam WellsMay 14, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 23:  Quarterback Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills passes during the 4th quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen spoke out about the mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket that left 10 people dead Saturday.

Allen wrote on Twitter it is "extremely hard" to express the emotions he's feeling right now and he's "absolutely heartbroken" for the victims, families of the victims and the city of Buffalo.

Josh Allen @JoshAllenQB

Extremely hard to express the emotions right now. Absolutely heartbroken for the victims and their families, and for the City of Buffalo.

The Bills and several other players also tweeted their sympathies in the wake of the shooting:

DIGGS @stefondiggs

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Jaquan Johnson @AuthenticMade_Q

Prayers to the Buffalo community and the families that lost their loved ones!🙏🏾🙏🏾

Rodger Saffold @Rodger_Saffold

Prayers up to everyone affected at the mass shooting in Buffalo this afternoon. Lean on family and community during this difficult time… 💯 🙏🏾

Per the Associated Press, a gunman with a rifle opened fire at a supermarket and killed 10 people and injured three others before being taken into police custody.

The shooting took place in a predominantly Black neighborhood that is a few miles north of downtown Buffalo. The shooter was wearing "wearing military-style clothing and body armor" when he opened fire.

Authorities called the shooting a "hate crime and racially motived violent extremism." Officials noted 11 of the victims are Black and two are white.

The AP noted investigators believe the gunman may have been streaming the shooting through a camera fixed to a helmet he was wearing.