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Honoring Victims One Year After Tops Shooting

By May 14, 2023No Comments

Hate Has No Home Here

Flowers, cards, and tribute left at the Tops shooting memorial site on Jefferson Avenue, in Buffalo

Photo Credit: Katie Lobosco/CNN

May 14th, 2023, marks the first anniversary of the tragic and senseless mass shooting that murdered our 10 innocent neighbors while injuring three more at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo.

On this solemn anniversary, we honor everyone affected and remain steadfast in our mission to advocate for and bolster inclusivity, understanding, and acceptance within our society.

We condemn the racism that led to this tragedy and reaffirm our commitment to building bridges that foster understanding and acceptance of all people of goodwill, no matter where they are from, what they look like, what they believe, or who they love.

We honor:

• Roberta A. Drury, 32, of Buffalo, NY
• Margus D. Morrison, 52, of Buffalo, NY
• Andre Mackniel, 53, of Auburn, NY
• Aaron Salter, 55, of Lockport, NY
• Geraldine Talley, 62, of Buffalo NY
• Celestine Chaney, 65, of Buffalo, NY
• Heyward Patterson, 67, of Buffalo, NY
• Katherine Massey, 72, of Buffalo, NY
• Pearl Young, 77, of Buffalo, NY
• Ruth Whitfield, 86, of Buffalo, NY

• Zaire Goodman, 20, of Buffalo, NY
• Jennifer Warrington, 50, of Tonawanda, NY
• Christopher Braden, 55, of Lackawanna, NY