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the clearer the skies, the better the view. we'll see you at 6:00 for our local news. cbs evening news weekend edition is up next. ♪ ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> duncan: tonight massacre in buffalo. vgils and memorials are held across the city in a day of pain. ten people are shot dead, three others wounded in an apparent hate-filled shooting ram age at a busy supermarket, president biden denouncing the white gunman's actions as domestic terrorism. >> we must all work together to address the hate that remains a stain on the soul of america. >> duncan: suspect charged, the 18 year old pleads not guilty. police say he drove more than 200 miles to mount his attack, details in an a extremist manifesto.
staggering numbers, nearly 200 mass shootings this year, and counting. the white house calls for action. also tonight, battle for ukraine, russia intensifies attacks while nato finds new allies in finland and sweden. plus america's inflation anxiety, gas price this weekend surge to a new record high. >> this is the cbs weekend news with jericka duncan. >> duncan: good evening, i'm jericka duncan reporting tonight from buffalo new york. in this place known as the city of good neighbors an outsider is suspected of conducted the nation's latest mass shooting and its deadliest one this year, ten people were killed, three wounded in what officials are calling a racially motivated attack. it happened at this supermarket right behind me. tonight we're learning new details about the suspected gunman peyton gendron. he appeared in court and pleaded
not guilty to murder. today in washington president biden condemned the attack. >> we're still gathering the facts while already the justice department has stated publicly that it is investigating the matter as a hate crime, racially motivated act of white supremacy and violent extremism. as they do, we must all work together to address the hate. >> duncan: also tonight, multiple people were wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a church in laguna woods, california. but back here in buffalo, a traumatized community is clearly grieving. ♪ ♪ ♪ at a buffalo church service this morning, tears, sorrow and prayers for the ten souls lost because of hate. >> this is in a league of its own, this is a whole new dimension, where you've attacked people because of the color of the skin. because you are a coward! >> duncan: less than 24 hours
earlier, this grocery store in a predominantly black neighborhood became a scene of horror, the city's worst massacre. >> it started outside the store then he shot inside the store. i heard at least 20 shots. >> duncan: 18 year old payton gendron was heavily armed wearing tactical gear when he took out a rifle and started shooting. >> the evidence we have uncovered so far makes no mistake that this is an absolute racist hate crime. >> duncan: investigators say the gunman traveled from his hometown in conklin, new york, and drove more than 200 miles to carry out his attack that was months in the making. >> he's crazy. >> duncan: cornered by police, authorities convinced him to drop the gun he had pointed at his neck. he was arrested within minutes of the rampage and charged with first degree murder. investigators are calling it a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism. he has pleaded not guilty. >> he was in the buffalo area,
he was right in this area the day before. >> duncan: they found threeuncae weapons in weapons including a rifle, a shotgun in the suspect's car and an ar-15 in his possession. the "n" word written on the barrel of his gun. 11 of the 13 people who were shot were black. an apparent hate-filled manifesto written by gendron is being evaluated for possible motives. 20 year old zaire goodman was two hours into his shift at the tops supermarket when gunfire rank out. he talked to me off camera with sadness and regret. >> i wonder why out of all the people that were spared i was one of them. >> duncan: his mother zeneta everheart. this is your only son. >> only child. >> duncan: when you heard that ten people were killed and your son survived, i mean you have even really been able to truly process this being a miracle? >> no. it is divinely orchestrated.
he was shot in the side of his neck and it came out his back. so he is here for a reason. >> duncan: and the community as you can imagine of buffalo has gathered today for memorials to share their pain. cbs' nancy chen joins me with more on that. nancy, you arrived here yesterday and talk about what this market really means to this area. >> reporter: jericka, this grocery store is the only one for miles, a community mainstay. and the community has been coming together today to pay their respects and remember the lives lost. >> my husband works as a cop, as a security at that tops! are you kidding me? >> reporter: outside tops grocery store there was disbelief. >> that was an act of evil. evil! >> reporter: and sorrow. >> my 13 year old daughter and my lifetime partner watched a
family member shot in the face. >> reporter: in a neighborhood black residents call a food desert the tops market is a vital lifeline. >> if you live here this is the only grocery store you really have access to. >> reporter: christina mckinnon questioned why the gunman targeted buffalo. you said that a lot of people are expecting people to be sad, but you said are you also mad. >> yeah, we're mad. we're not sad, we're angry. we're angry as hell. >> reporter: in the crowd three women from different parts of the city meeting today for the first time. >> we have to reach out to one another and not be so stubborn. >> reporter: what do you think when you hear that? >> i think there is hope it just brings me hope and i know that, you know, there may be a lot of hate out there, but love always wins. that is what i know. >> reporter: and we saw moments like that all day today. that unity especially noteworthy in a community that so many here say can often be deeply divided. jericka. >> duncan: nancy chen, thank you. earlier today buffalo mayor byron brown spoke to "face the nation" moderator margaret brennan about his city and its
people in the wake of saturday's shooting. here is an excerpt. >> the shooter was allegedly motivated by white supremacist ideology. how do you all unite in the wake of something like this? >> we are certainly saddened that someone drove from hundreds of miles away. but we are a strong community. and we will keep moving forward. >> is there an ongoing threat, are your residents safe today? >> i think the question that we need to ask ourselves, are any residents safe in this country anywhere? we have to focus on sensible gun control. that said, after all of these mass shootings that have taken place in this country for different reasons, let buffalo,
new york, be the last place that this kind of mass shooting happens. >> duncan: that again was buffalo mayor byron brown. today president biden again voiced his frustration about rising crime and hate in this country. cbs' christina ruffini is at the white house and joins us with more, christina. >> reporter: good evening, jericka, the president also reached out to the new york governor and the mayor there. but frustration is growing over a lack of action on gun control in washington. >> we must all work together to address the hate. >> reporter: despite nearly 200 mass shootings already this year, lawmakers on capitol hill have been unable to find a way forward on gun control. >> well, of course we are trying to do something about gun violence. >> reporter: senator chris murphy says they need to try harder. >> i just think we can find common ground on some of these measures, targeted measures like restricting the size of magazines.
and if we can't, why not just put it up for a vote and show americans which side you are on. >> reporter: the shooting came one day after the president urged local officials to spend $10 billion of that american rescue plan money on public safety. >> taking action today is going to save lives tomorrow. >> reporter: a recent cbs news poll found 59% of americans say crime should be a higher priority issue and 61% disapprove of how the president is handling it. now the brady campaign against gun violence issued a statement urging all leaders from local to federal government to use this tragedy as an opportunity to act. jericka. >> duncan: all right, christina ruffini for us at the white house, thank you. now to the cbs news broadcast center in new york and lilia luciano with more on today's news, lilia. >> luciano: jericka, thank you for your work on the ground. tonight russia is confronting the prospect of a significant expansion of nato on its borders
while in ukraine its forces are facing new setbacks on the battlefield. cbs' charlie d'agata is in vinnytsia with the latest. >> reporter: good evening, lilia. already facing setbacks on the battlefield here in ukraine, president vladimir putin now has other serious concerns looming on the horizon: the prospect of sharing an 800 mile plus border with a nato partner. in making its nato bid official today, finland's president heralded a new era. >> we have today a historic day. finland will maximize its security. >> reporter: maximize its security against a neighbor it can no longer trust in russia. sweden was next, announcing the end of 200 years of military nonalignment, the prime minister calling russia's unprovoked invasion of ukraine not only illegal, but indefensible.
it comes as ukrainian military officials say russian forces have withdrawn from ukraine's second largest city of kharkiv. and new british military intelligence reports that russia has lost around a third of its ground forces deployed in ukraine, and despite small scale advances russia has failed to achieve substantial territorial gains over the past month. the ukrainian military released drone footage of a river crossing it stopped, russian tanks and armored vehicles destroyed. but the pushback hasn't stopped russian air strikes and long-range artillery. we've witnessed the destruction ourselves, including this massive crater in the middle of a dirt road on a quiet neighborhood in the eastern city of bakhmut. too often observers use the term "indiscriminate bombing" to describe what is happening here. well, this is what it looks like. and what it feels like to those who have lost their homes, their
loved ones, their very lives. ukraine and its nato allies may believe this war will end with russia's defea russia's defeat, but it will come at a cost on both sides of this conflict. >> luciano: charlie joins us now from vinnytsia, ukraine. charlie, you have now spent weeks along eastern ukraine in front line towns. can you describe what the situation is like on the ground right now? >> reporter: yes, those towns and villages in the donbas region have been hammered by russian artillery and air strikes. ukrainian ground troops have been holding off the worst of the russian offensive, but the russians have been chipping away and it has been costly for both sides of the fighting. civilians are in the path and they are suffering. and if anything, it is intensifying. lilia? >> luciano: charlie d'agata, and our cbs news crew in ukraine, thank you and please keep safe. today in israel officials said they will investigate the handling of a funeral for a
palestinian american journalist after the controversial actions of its officers. cbs' ian lee is in jerusalem. >> reporter: even in death, shireen abu akleh couldn't find peace. attacked her funeral procession attacked her funeral procession in jerusalem with clubs. police say they were provoked. >> there were no clashes. we were merely carrying the casket. >> reporter: lina idolized her journalist aunt. >> for the past 25 years she has been an icon. >> reporter: but lina worried about her safety. shireen tried to reassure her. >> we are protected by our vest and they can see the capitol letters "press." >> reporter: shireen was wearing that vest when eyewitnesses sayy an an israeli soldier shot the palestinian american. israel says they are investigating the killing while not claiming responsibility. american officials also called for an objective investigation. >> it is important to have accountability to show that israel cannot get away with
another crime. >> reporter: do you think will you get accountability? >> we really hope so. >> reporter: as a journalist shireen fought to tell the tuth. now her family is fighting to know what truly happened to her. ian lee, cbs news, jerusalem. >> luciano: straight ahead, from the pain at the pump to rising rent, inflation has many making tough choices. plus johnny depp and amber heard return to court for their multimillion dollar defamation trial. their multimillion dollar defamation trial. and when they found a way to face it. for some, this is where their keytruda story begins. keytruda - a breakthrough immunotherapy that may treat certain cancers. one of those cancers is advanced nonsquamous, non-small cell lung cancer where keytruda is approved to be used with certain chemotherapies as your first treatment if you do not have an abnormal “egfr” or “alk” gene. keytruda helps your immune system fight cancer
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right doing something as simple as shopping, unaware this would be their final stop. police say the suspect, 18 year old payton gendron, listed white supremacist dylann roof as one of his inspirations. in 2015 roof gunned down nine people during a bible study at the emmanuel african methodist episcopal church in charleston, south carolina. roof said he chose the church because it was one of the oldest black churches in the south. gendron wrote he chose the buffalo zip code because of its high concentration of black people. today vice president kamala harris vote noted the u.s. is seeing an epidemic of hate. tonight a community is grappling with the harsh reality that there is no cure for it. well, that's the cbs weekend news for this snday. there will be more on this mass shooting first thing tomorrow on cbs mornings. for lilia luciano and all of our cbs news crews, i'm jericka duncan reporting from buffalo. we thank you for watching. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
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police are calling an act of heroism and bravery. the suspect has been identified as an asian male in his 60s. the five adult victims have been taken to the hospital. many of those inside the church are to be of taiwanese dissent. this is from laguna woods. some residents describe what happened. >> from 12:45 to 12:50 i started hearing sirens often, on and on and on and on. they didn't stop for 45 minutes. i said, what the heck is going on? >> this is a look from the scene earlier in the day. investigators are looking at whether the bloodshed could be a hate crime and whether the gunman was familiar with the church community. meantime, we are learning new details about the mass shooting in buffalo, new york. the shooter made threats to shoot up his high school last year and recently underwent a mental health evaluation. >> he was evaluated an then he
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