Statement and Resources for Tops Market Mass Shooting on May 14, 2022
We at the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center share in the sorrow of the community of Buffalo following the racially motivated mass shooting at Tops Friendly Market on Sunday. A weekend trip to the grocery store was turned into a nightmare for the victims, survivors, witnesses, and the entire community of Buffalo.
We have compiled a resources document (linked below) that we hope will be helpful to everyone in Buffalo. Please feel free to distribute the PDF and/or link to this page from your social media or website as you wish.
Our Center’s free self-help app, Transcend NMVVRC, may be particularly helpful to victims and survivors as they begin their difficult journey toward recovery and resilience. Our Director, Dr. Dean Kilpatrick, has also written a commentary (linked below) about Saturday’s events that we believe is an important perspective in the aftermath of such a tragedy.
Please visit the many resources on our website that support mass violence victims, survivors, witnesses and those who assist them. We are grateful for our Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, that supports our important efforts to help individuals and communities such as Buffalo who are impacted by mass casualty events.