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BUFFALO, New York--Congressman Andre Carson was the first Hoosier lawmaker to react on social media to the Saturday shooting deaths of at least ten people at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York.

“I’m grieving for the victims of what appears to be a racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, NY,” Tweeted Carson Saturday.

It became clear in a press conference by Buffalo Police that the suspect, Peyton Gendron, 18, of Conklin, New York, had driven from several counties over to commit the violent act that killed ten people and wounded at least three others.

He left behind a 180-page manifesto.

“We must continue working to end America’s twin epidemics of gun violence and bigotry. They have taken so many lives,” Tweeted Carson.

Eleven people shot were Black. Three people were killed in the grocery store parking lot.

A retired police officer killed in the shooting was able to fire several shots at Gendron, but those shots hit his bullet-proof vest.