Sunday, June 26, 2022

Youngest 10 of Buffalo Shooting Victims Rested

SYRACUSE, NY ( Associated Press) — Roberta Drury, a 32-year-old woman who was the youngest of 10 black people killed at a Buffalo supermarket, was remembered for her love, tenacity for family and friends at her funeral on Saturday Was “and above all, the smile that can light up a room.”

“Robby,” as he was called, grew up in the Syracuse area and moved to Buffalo a decade ago to help his brother in the fight against leukemia. He was shot and killed on May 14 for buying groceries at a Top Friendly market targeted by a white gunman.

Enrique Owens, a cousin of Roberta Drury, wears a T-shirt with a photo of her as a little girl before a funeral service in Syracuse, New York, Saturday, May 21, 2022.

“Last Saturday, May 14, our corner of the world changed forever,” he said. “Life is over. Dreams shattered and our kingdom plunged into mourning.”

Drury’s family wrote in her obituary that she “couldn’t walk a few steps without meeting a new friend.”

“Robbie always made a big deal out of just about anyone when he saw them, always making sure they felt attention and love,” his sister, Amanda, told the Associated Press by text before the service.

Amanda Durie said the family asked for a donation to the Buffalo Zoo, where the sisters enjoyed hanging out.

Katherine Millenicki sits and cries on the stairs outside Roberta Drury's funeral service on Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Syracuse, New York. "I can't go there, I just can't do it," Milnicki, who had been with Drury for some time.
Katherine Millenicki sits and cries on the stairs outside Roberta Drury’s funeral service on Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Syracuse, New York. “I can’t go there, I just can’t do that,” said Milnicki, who had lived with Drury for some time.

Drew is the second victim of the shooting, which has been praised.

A private service was held on Friday for Dear Deacon Hayward Patterson in a church near the supermarket. More funerals were scheduled in the coming week.

Topps was encouraging people to join their store in a moment of silence to honor the shooting victims at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the estimated time of the attack a week earlier. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown also called for a 123-second silence from 2:28 p.m. to 2:31 p.m., followed by church bells rang 13 times across the city in honor of the 10 killed and three wounded. .

A candlelight awakening was planned at a Buffalo supermarket in the evening.

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