Detroit reverend reacts to tragic mass shooting in Buffalo

When you think of what happened at the grocery store in Buffalo, New York, you think about all the grief, terror and devastation caused by one man equipped with a ton of firepower.

It’s something no one should have to go through.

“This is very dangerous,” said Rev. Horrace Sheffield.

Detroit community leader, Rev. Sheffield, reacted to America’s latest mass shooting in Buffalo.

“What’s frightening is that this was forecasted. This guy was on a website, I mean sharing this information and went live,” Sheffield said.

Read more: Buffalo shooting latest example of targeted racial violence

Ten people died in what some are calling a sick and evil hate crime targeting the Black community.

The gunman, who we’re not naming because we don’t want to bring him any more notoriety, allegedly wrote a manifesto outlining his plans to kill as many African Americans as possible.

Just last year, the accused killer was believed to have threatened a shooting at his high school, as well.

“Obviously, if this was someone who was threatening white folks, I don’t think it would have been allowed to go on as long as it did,” Sheffield said.

Rev. Sheffield said he’s praying for the victims of the shooting as well as their families.

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Victor Williams joined Local 4 News in October of 2019 after working for WOIO in Cleveland, OH, WLOX News in Biloxi, MS, and WBBJ in Jackson, TN. Victor developed a love for journalism after realizing he was a great speaker and writer at an early age.