5/14 Information 


On May 14, 2022, the unthinkable happened in the city of Buffalo. The city’s East Buffalo neighborhood became the target of a racially motivated mass shooting at Tops Friendly Markets on Jefferson Avenue. The shooting shook our city to the core, ten precious lives were lost that day.

Shortly after the mass shooting Mayor Byron W. Brown organized the 5/14 Remembrance Committee. At his request, the committee was tasked with engaging the community and hosting a series of events to honor the individuals who were impacted by the terrorist attack. To help with the healing process and to move the needle on the issue of racism the committee planned a series of events the “5/14 Remembrance Weekend: Reflection, Healing & Hope.

Track the progress of the 5/14 Memorial at www.514memorial.com.

Mayor Brown and the 5/14 Remembrance Committee would like to thank all the sponsors and everyone who attended 5/14 Remembrance Weekend. 




  1. Mayor Brown Asks Community to Donate Personal Care Items for Residents Impacted by Shooting at Tops

    Beginning Thursday, May 19th, personal care items are being collected at several locations, including Niagara Square during Food Truck Thursdays, and on the front steps of Buffalo City Hall. Read on...
  2. Governor Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Brown Announce Establishment of May 14th Memorial Commission

    Governor Kathy Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown announced the establishment of the May 14th Memorial Commission in response to the mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue earlier this year. Read on...
  3. Mayor Brown's Statement on the Eve of the Two Month Anniversary of the Tops Mass Shooting

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