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Parents of Supermarket Shooting Suspect Interviewed by Feds

Payton Gendron appears during his arraignment in Buffalo City Court, in Buffalo, on May 14. 

Payton Gendron appears during his arraignment in Buffalo City Court, in Buffalo, on May 14. 

Photographer: Mark Mulville/The Buffalo News/AP Photo

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Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) -- The white 18-year-old who fatally shot 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket researched the local demographics and arrived a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the intent of killing as many Black people as possible, officials said Sunday.

The racially motivated attack came a year after the gunman was taken to a hospital by State Police after making threats involving his high school, according to authorities.