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Operator who answered call about Buffalo bombing asked victim to stop whispering and hung up

Jovem de 18 anos armado com um rifle efetuou disparos no estacionamento e dentro de supermercado e depois foi preso.
Young man from 18 years armed with a rifle, he fired shots in the parking lot and inside the supermarket and was later arrested.| Photo: EFE/EPA/BRANDON WATSON
15175625An emergency call center operator in New York was fired for mishandling a call made by an employee of a supermarket in New York. city ​​of Buffalo, where a shooting took place on the day of May. The attack left ten dead and three wounded. The worker, who has not been identified, was fired on June 2, after taking paid administrative leave since 16 of May, as confirmed by the Erie County Personnel Department, to which Buffalo belongs, to the broadcaster “CNN”.15175625 15175625Latisha Rogers, manager of the Tops supermarket where the shooting took place, told the station that she was working when a man from 18 years old, identified as Payton Gendron, entered the store and started shooting. The employee recalled that she was in the customer service area with two colleagues when she heard consecutive explosions.

According to Rogers, she continued to hear gunshots and that at that moment “all that was possible was to go to the ground”. She then hid behind the counter, took out her cell phone and called 911. “Please send help, there’s a person shooting in the store”, but the clerk who answered the call said he couldn’t hear her: “Stop whispering, I can’t hear you”, the operator said before hanging up, while the bombing was carried out.1517562515175625Erie County Executive Director , Mark Poloncarz, told CNN that the way the call was handled by the employee is completely unacceptable. “We teach our interlocutors at 960 that if someone is whispering, it probably means they are in danger,” he declared.

Payton received this week 25 counts on a grand jury, including ten counts of first-degree murder, domestic terrorism, and possession of a weapon, as well as ten counts of second-degree murder and three counts of attempted hate-motivated murder. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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