He opened fire on visitors to the Mall.
At least 19 people were killed and more than twenty injured in the shooting on Saturday, August 3 in the city of El Paso (Texas, USA). FreeNews reported, with reference to the state Governor, Greg Abbott.
According to police, the shooting occurred in a supermarket Walmart near the shopping center Cielo Vista Mall, just a few kilometers from the border with Mexico.
The first reports of the shooting came about ten o’clock in the morning local time. The video in social networks can be seen as people fleeing from the Mall. The footage taken by CCTV cameras shows a man in a dark t-shirt with headphones, armed with a machine gun, entering the shopping center.
The assailant was arrested and identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius. According to FreeNews, the FBI is investigating reports that shortly before the shooting, he left on the platform 8Chan Manifesto beginning with the following sentences: “Overall, I support the Christchurch shooter and his Manifesto. This attack is a response to the Latin American invasion of Texas.”
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Recall that as a result of the March attack on the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, killed at least 50 people.
The head of the city police Greg Allen said that the case of the shooting of El Paso will be considered as a hate crime. The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that among the victims were three Mexicans.