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President Biden visits Buffalo, gives remarks at Delavan Grider Community Center

In the wake of the mass shooting at Jefferson Avenue Tops
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Posted at 6:46 PM, May 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 12:43:59-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — President Joe Biden landed in Buffalo on Tuesday morning to deliver remarks on the mass shooting at Tops on Jefferson Avenue on Saturday.

The First Lady joined the president to grieve with the Buffalo community, according to a release about their trip.

President Biden first visited the memorial at Jefferson Avenue, leaving flowers across the street from where 10 people were killed.

Following the visit to the site of the mass shooting, President Biden went to Delavan Grider Community Center, where he met privately with families of the victims.

President Biden then delivered remarks, calling white supremacy and racism a "poison." President Biden called the shooting an act of terror.

The remarks come after the president addressed the country Sunday afternoon, urging unity to address the hate in America.

Vice President Kamala Harris also addressed the violence in a statement Sunday:

Today our hearts are broken and we grieve for the victims of the horrific act of gun violence in Buffalo and for their families and friends. The Second Gentleman and I are praying for all those who knew and lost love ones. Law enforcement is proceeding with its investigation, but what is clear is that we are seeing an epidemic of hate across our country that has been evidenced by acts of violence and intolerance. We must call it out and condemn it. Racially-motivated hate crimes or acts of violent extremism are harms against all of us, and we must do everything we can to ensure that our communities are safe from such acts.