Bills QB Josh Allen Reacts After Supermarket Shooting in Buffalo Leaves 10 Dead

Published 05/15/2022, 8:00 AM EDT

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An unfortunate incident shook a New York neighborhood in recent times. A horrific tragedy occurred in a local grocery store, and the city of Buffalo is in mourning. This heart-wrenching disaster has not only left Buffalo in ruins but has also found its way onto social networking sites, with Josh Allen expressing his discontentment at the events.

An 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 10 in a downtown Buffalo neighborhood. Authorities believe the attack to be a hate crime with a motive behind it. He wound three people in the incident, which targeted locals who were trying to purchase groceries. The authorities detain and took him into custody. All of this happened while the attacker was live-streaming the occurrence on Twitch. It was a horrible tragedy that left most of the public devastated.


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Josh Allen reflects on his sorrow following the tragic incident. The Buffalo Bills’ starting quarterback conveyed his feelings about the situation in a well-written Twitter post.

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He mentions, “Extremely hard to express the emotions right now. Absolutely heartbroken for the victims and their families, and for the City of Buffalo.”

Most of us can understand how Allen is feeling. Having such a tragedy in the city can shake anyone to the core. There’s no denying that he has a special connection with the city. After all, he represents one of the most important sporting factions. Therefore, he would share his grief over the incident.

More entities express support like Josh Allen

It stands to reason that if Allen is shaken by what happened at the Tops Friendly Markets, so are his teammates. Guard Rodger Saffold, who arrived in Buffalo as a free agent this offseason, felt the same way. He sent out prayers to those affected and encouraged them to rely on community and family throughout this troubling time. Safety Jaquan Johnson also shared his knowledge of the mishap, praying for the families who have lost loved ones.


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Two significant erstwhile Bills organizational members also reacted to this heinous crime. Joe Schoen, general manager of the New York Giants, and head coach Brian Daboll, who both left the Bills this offseason. They referred to Buffalo as the “hometown of our adopted home” in a joint press declaration of sorrow.


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Furthermore, The Buffalo Bills, NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, National Lacrosse League’s Buffalo Bandits, and Minor League Baseball’s Buffalo Bisons all went on Twitter to express their condolences and wishes to the families of the victims.

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