The City of Buffalo held a 123-second moment of silence, and Tops Markets held a moment of silence in their stores at the same time, to pay tribute to the victims killed and injured in the mass shooting that occurred May 14 in Buffalo.
Ten people were killed and three people injured in a racially motivated shooting at the store located on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo on May 14.
The 123-second moment of silence by the city was held right before 2:29 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, seven days after the tragic shooting. Mayor Byron Brown and a host of Western New York officials attended a ceremony on the steps at City Hall.
Tops held their moment of silence in their stores.
“The impact of this tragedy stretches across our community and nation. We stand together as we remember them and pray that their families may find the strength needed to heal and move forward,” stated John Persons, president of Tops Friendly Markets in a press release.
"Everyone involved deserves our thanks and our prayers. To our Tops associates who did everything in their power to selflessly protect each other and our customers. To law enforcement and our first responders, we thank you for your service and bravery. To the strength of our community leaders during this incredibly difficult time. And to our neighbors and so many others that have rallied together to provide respite and support of almost every kind imaginable."
Please join us in honoring those who were killed and the three who were injured.
- Roberta A. Drury, 32, of Buffalo, New York
- Margus D. Morrison, 52, of Buffalo, New York
- Andre Mackniel, 53, of Auburn, New York
- Aaron Salter, 55, of Lockport, New York
- Geraldine Talley, 62, of Buffalo, New York
- Celestine Chaney, 65, of Buffalo, New York
- Heyward Patterson, 67, of Buffalo, New York
- Katherine Massey, 72, of Buffalo, New York
- Pearl Young, 77, of Buffalo, New York
- Ruth Whitfield, 86, of Buffalo, New York
- Zaire Goodman, 20, of Buffalo, New York
- Jennifer Warrington, 50, of Tonawanda, New York
- Christopher Braden, 55, of Lackawanna, New York