Grieving relatives of Payton Gendron's victims and locals yesterday told of their devastation after the white supremacist's murderous rampage left 10 people dead.
The twisted 18-year-old killer launched his racist massacre after calling for London mayor Sadiq Khan to be slaughtered and published a 180-page hate-filled manifesto.
Two people were also injured and 11 of those he shot were black.
He also mentioned a number of UK towns and court cases, including the Asian grooming gang trial in Rotherham.
Gendron live streamed the bloodbath as he tore through the Tops Friendly supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday.
He had reportedly scrawled the N-word on his rifle.
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As the first of the gunman's victims were named last night, it emerged police were alerted to him last year after he threatened to shoot fellow students.
Dozens of locals yesterday attended the scene of the massacre, America's worse this year.
One, Devania Summerlin, 24, said: "There are no words to describe the evil that was brought here to our community.
“To be killed in the 21st century for the colour of their skin shows how little this world has come.
"Such killings are modern-day lynchings, yet America the f*****g great, still allows these people to buy all the weapons they could dream. When is this ever going to stop?"
Shopper Michael Ray added: "A lot of people know each other in this community. We're all intertwined. That's what makes this so hurtful."
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In Gendron's manifesto, under the heading "Kill high profile enemies", Gendron listed Mr Khan as one of three men he wanted dead.
He wrote: "Sadiq Khan, The current mayor of London at the time of writing, an open sign of the disenfranchisement and ethnic of the British in the British isles.
"This Pakistani Muslim invader now sits as representative for the people of London. The very heart of the British isles.
"What better sign of the white rebirth than the removal of this invader?"
Responding to the horrific murders, defiant Mr Khan did not respond to the chilling threat, but said: "The thoughts and prayers of London are with the people of Buffalo and all the families who have lost loved ones in this dreadful attack. Our diversity is our strength. Hate will never win."
Gendron launched the attack after driving more than 200 miles from his parent's home in Conklin, New York.
Wearing military-grade body armour with a video camera fixed to his helmet, he arrived armed with an arsenal of weapons before opening fire around 2.30pm.
He killed three people in the car park of the store. Gendron's first victim inside was security guard Aaron Salter, who bravely tried to stop him.
The former police officer fired multiple shots at him but they did not pierce his armour.
Ex-comrades last night paid tribute to Aaron.
Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia described him as "a beloved security guard" and added: "He is a hero in our eyes."
After killing Aaron, Gendron began working his way through the rest of the store.
Witness Jennifer Tooke heard the gunfire ripping through the shop. She said: "I ran through the deli and ran out the back door to get away from him. It was scary.
"When I came out here, I just saw bodies laying in front of the store."
Police finally confronted Gendron. At one point he put his gun to his neck but officers were able to talk him into surrendering.
An 86-year-old gran was among his victims. Ruth Whitfield was former Buffalo fire commissioner Garnell Witfield's mum. He said his "mother was a mother to the motherless".
Pearly Young, 77, was also shot dead. She had fed underprivileged residents in the city's Central Park area for 25 years. Katherine Massey died while shopping.
Gendron is claimed to have broadcast his attack on Twitch, the live streaming site owned by Amazon popular with gamers. Twitch said it had taken the channel offline within two minutes of the violence starting.
The FBI called the killings both a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism. Its investigation will be sure to look into how a teenager who publicly held racist and Nazi views and was known to police was allowed to carry out such a devastating attack.
President Joe Biden yesterday said there was no harbour for "hate-filled domestic terrorism." Gendron claimed he idolised and was inspired by New Zealand mosque killer Brenton Tarrant, who murdered 51 worshippers in 2019.
The US killer's sick manifesto centred on the idea of an absurd plot to replace the white population with immigrants.
Some of America's hate-filled, torch-bearing "Unite the Right" demonstrators, including Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis were also motivated by the "great replacement theory".
Gendron's other high profile targets were billionaire George Soros and Turkish leader Recep Erdogan. He claimed in his manifesto he was indoctrinated by the internet and said he had been planning the attack for "a few years".
He wrote: "I've been passively preparing for this attack like every American does… by buying ammo, military gear and shooting irregularly.
"It wasn't until the beginning of January 2022 that I actually got serious."
Gendron also called for all whites to rise up and kill African Americans and Jews.
Speaking of UK court cases, he wrote: "Many of you may already know about the rape of British women by invading forces, Rotherham of course being the most well-known."
Gedron appeared in court just hours after the attack, charged with one count of murder and pleaded not guilty.
He is being held without bail and is due back in court on Thursday. His parents, Paul and Pamela, were yesterday co-operating with investigators.
They have told officials their son recently and legally purchased the weapons, a semi-automatic rifle, a hunting rifle and a shotgun.
Gedron's former classmates at Susquehanna Valley High School yesterday recalled how he threatened to shoot a fellow pupil at his high graduation in June last year.
He was referred for mental health evaluation and counselling. One student claimed: "His views were extreme."
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