‘Justice will prevail’: Central Florida officials respond to Buffalo supermarket mass shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. — Central Florida officials are taking to social media to offer their thoughts and condolences following the shooting at a Buffalo supermarket that killed 10 people.

Read their messages below:


Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings

“We, Orange County residents, are heartbroken for the residents of Buffalo and Laguna Woods and share in their pain. Having experienced a mass shooting as a community ourselves, we know that expressions of support from around the nation and world are meaningful to the survivors. We pray for healing of their communities and that justice will prevail.”

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Chief Orlando Rolón

Mayor Buddy Dyer

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onePULSE Foundation

“Sending our love and support from Orlando to the Buffalo, New York community where a mass shooting at a supermarket killed 10 people and injured three more yesterday afternoon. Eleven of the 13 shooting victims were Black and the shooting is being investigated as a hate crime.

Our hearts are deeply saddened for the victims and their families, survivors, and everyone impacted. These senseless acts of violence that cause communities to experience extreme trauma and devastation must end. #WeWillNotLetHateWin #OutloveHate”

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.