Authorities are looking for users invited to check the Buffalo shooter’s Discord log

0

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Authorities are looking for about a dozen people who were asked to view the Buffalo shooter’s online diary, ABC News reported Friday.

The log was posted to a Discord chat room, which was reportedly viewed by 15 people shortly before the shooting.

The shooter also reportedly shared his thoughts on other websites and chat rooms.

Investigators believe at least a few people in the chat room read at least parts of the document and pushed back, sources told ABC News.

It’s unclear what the comments were and what this pushback was or how others responded.

Authorities are working with the platform to learn the identities of the individuals so they can interview them to better understand if they may have had other plot-related information at a time prior to the shooting.

“We express our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. Hate and violence have no place on Discord. We are doing everything we can to assist law enforcement in the investigation,” wrote one. Discord spokesperson in a statement to 7 News.

New York Attorney General Letitia James previously announced that her office would investigate social media companies linked to the shooting.

These websites include Twitch, 4chan, 8chan, as well as Discord.

7 News’ I-Team previously reported on some of these sites allegedly used by the shooter.

Share.

About Author

Comments are closed.