DC native, comedian Dave Chappelle is giving back to the Buffalo community following the mass shooting that happened last month
Dave Chappelle Reportedly Donating All Proceeds From Buffalo Show To Shooting Victims & Families
Dave Chappelle will reportedly give his Buffalo, New York proceeds to the families impacted by the deadly shooting.
Chappelle performed at Shea's Performing Arts Center on Sunday (June 5), the comedian hosted family members of the victims and will donate all proceeds to the families, the outlet reported.
According to ABC6, Chappelle booked the show in Buffalo at the last minute to honor the victims. The outlet spoke with Kevin Sweeney, the venue’s director of marketing and communications, who told them, “He said, and I’m paraphrasing, ‘I came here to Buffalo to recognize the victims and for these families.’”
Chappelle sold-out event was booked just four days before it took place. Family members of the Buffalo victims were also said to be in attendance.
The suspected Buffalo gunman Payton Gendron was recently indicted by a grand jury on 25 counts for the hate crime. If convicted, he faces an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole. Gendron has pled not guilty to the charges. He is currently being held without bond.
Ten Black people were killed and three injured during the rampage. The suspect in the case is facing multiple charges, including 10 counts of first-degree murder, 10 counts of second-degree murder as a hate crime, 3 counts of attempted murder as a hate crime, one for domestic terrorism motivated by hate, and a weapons charge.
Mass shootings have been on the rise in the past month. A little over a week later, on May 24, an 18-year-old walked into a Uvalde, Texas elementary school and shot and killed 21 people. Nineteen of the victims were children and two were teachers. The suspect Salvador Ramos was killed during the incident.