The son of a 65_freckle removal procedure

Taylor Ardrey,Joshua Zitser·4 min read
Wayne Jones and his mother, 65-year-old Celestine "Stiney" Chaney, was among those who were killed during a mass shooting at Tops  Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday.
Wayne Jones and his mother, 65-year-old Celestine "Stiney" Chaney, was among those who were killed during a mass shooting at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday.Courtesy of Wayne Jones
  • Wayne Jones told Insider his mother was one of the Buffalo supermarket mass shooting victims.

  • Jones said he and his mother, 65-year-old Celestine "Stiney" Chaney, usually went to the store together.

  • He said he learned about her death from a screenshot of the gunman's live stream.

Wayne Jones made a point to join his 65-year-old mother on trips to the supermarket in Buffalo, New York. The one time he couldn't make it, the unthinkable happened.

Jones's mother, Celestine "Stiney" Chaney, was among 10 victims who were killed during a mass shooting at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo on Saturday. Jones had stayed home in recovery from knee surgery while his mother and aunt went to the grocery store to buy Chaney's favorite strawberry shortcakes when the incident happened.

"We went grocery shopping, that was what we did. As she got older, I'd take her grocery shopping," he told Insider. "It's ironic that the one time we didn't go together, there's a tragedy."

Jones said Chaney and his aunt were initially together when the shooting began, but "got split up" in the commotion.

"My aunt got in the freezer. She looked behind her and didn't see (my mother)," Jones said.

"Just a short little store run, and you lose your life because you wanted to just go to the store," he added.

Jones discovered his mother's death from the gunman's livestream

Authorities identified the accused white gunman as 18-year-old Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York. According to officials, the suspect traveled hours to reach the predominantly Black community before opening fire on people inside the supermarket.

Thirteen people were shot in total, and 10 people died, including Chaney. A majority of the victims were Black. Officials called the shooting "racially motivated" and noted the gunman live-streamed the incident on Twitch.

The suspect, donned in tactical gear, filmed the shooting using a camera connected to his helmet, authorities said. Like other families, Jones told Insider that he learned about his mother's death after his daughter sent him a screenshot from the video to confirm her identity.

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