The store where a Conklin teenager purchased a gun used to kill shoppers at a Buffalo supermarket reportedly is being sued by the loved ones of some of those who died in the attack.
According to ABC News, Vintage Firearms of Endicott is among those named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with the May 2022 mass shooting.
The lawsuit was filed in state Supreme Court in Buffalo just before the first anniversary of the deadly racist attack by Payton Gendron at the Tops grocery store on the city's East Side.
Gendron was 18 at the time of the mass shooting. He drove nearly 200 miles from his home in Broome County to attack Black people at the supermarket.
ABC News reported social media firms and a body armor company also were named in the lawsuit.
Vintage Firearms, the gun shop on South Nanticoke Avenue in Endicott's Union District, reportedly is a defendant because it sold Gendron the Bushmaster XM15-E2S he used in the Tops shooting.
Vintage Firearms owner Robert Donald told WNBF News on Monday afternoon that he had seen news reports about the lawsuit but he had not yet been served official notice. He said he had nothing to say about the suit until he's been served.
The gunman's parents - Paul and Pamela Gendron - also are named in the lawsuit. They could not be reached for comment.
Enter your number to get our free mobile app
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: email@example.com (607) 545-2250. For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNowon Twitter.
How Many in America: From Guns to Ghost Towns
Can you take a guess as to how many public schools are in the U.S.? Do you have any clue as to how many billionaires might be residing there? Read on to find out—and learn a thing or two about each of these selection’s cultural significance and legacy along the way.
LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America
Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.
Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.
LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving
To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.
Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.