WATCH: Buffalo shooting now about politics, but ‘need to uproot evil,’ White House says

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says the deadly shooting in Buffalo over the weekend isn’t about politics but uprooting “this evil that we are seeing, this hatred that we are seeing.”

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This comes after police say a white gunman opened fire at a Tops Supermarket Saturday, targeting Black people in a racist rampage.

WATCH: Grief, shock and anger in Buffalo after gunman targets Black community in racist attack

Payton Gendron, 18, traveled about 200 miles (320 kilometers) from his home in Conklin, New York, to commit the attack, that left 10 dead.

Authorities said he wielded an AR-15-style rifle, wore body armor and used a helmet camera to livestream the bloodbath on the internet.

He was arraigned on a murder charge over the weekend and pleaded not guilty. Federal prosecutors said they are contemplating hate crime charges.

The bloodshed in Buffalo was the deadliest in a wave of weekend shootings, including at a California church and a Texas flea market.

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