VP Harris will be in Buffalo on Saturday for funeral of victim

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Buffalo on Saturday to attend the funeral of Ruth Whitfield, one of the 10 victims of the Buffalo shooting on May 14.

Rev. Al Sharpton made the announcement about the vice president’s visit while he was speaking at the funeral service of another victim, Geraldine Chapman Talley, reported our Buffalo NBC affiliate WGRZ. The White House confirmed that Harris and the second gentleman, Douglas Emhoff, will visit Buffalo.

Whitfield visited her husband at a nursing home before she was killed at Tops supermarket. Her family told WGRZ that Whitfield was a caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She a devoted member of Durham Memorial AME Zion Church