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El Paso Walmart shooting at Cielo Vista Mall: What we know about the number of victims, the suspect

Aug 04, 2019
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El Paso Walmart shooting at Cielo Vista Mall: What we know about the number of victims, the suspectEl Paso Walmart shooting at Cielo Vista Mall: What we know about the number of victims, the suspect

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="EL PASO, Texas –&nbsp;Twenty people were shot to death and 26 others were wounded after a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage Saturday morning at a Walmart store&nbsp;in this border city.” data-reactid=”12″>EL PASO, Texas – Twenty people were shot to death and 26 others were wounded after a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage Saturday morning at a Walmart store in this border city.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The suspect, identified by two law enforcement sources&nbsp;as&nbsp;Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, is in custody. Authorities are investigating a possible online writing that could be linked to the suspect and could indicate that&nbsp;the shooting&nbsp;spree is hate crime.” data-reactid=”13″>The suspect, identified by two law enforcement sources as Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, is in custody. Authorities are investigating a possible online writing that could be linked to the suspect and could indicate that the shooting spree is hate crime.

Most of the victims were at the Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall.

Here’s what we know about the shooting so far.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Stay up-to-the minute: Constant updates on the El Paso Walmart shooting” data-reactid=”16″>Stay up-to-the minute: Constant updates on the El Paso Walmart shooting

20 dead, 26 wounded, Texas police say

Twenty people were shot to death and 26 others were wounded, officials said on Saturday. The Walmart was “at capacity,” and at a mall across the parking lot, 1,000 to 3,000 people were shopping, Sgt. Robert Gomez said at a news. Videos posted to social media show shoppers scrambling for cover, their hands raised.

Lone suspect in custody, hate crime investigated

El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen says authorities are investigating a hate crime as among the possible motives. The suspect had posted a “manifesto” and the shooting was being investigated as a hate crime, Allen said. He gave no details about the contents of the manifesto. The alleged shooter was identified as Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, according to two law enforcement officials. .

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The latest on the shooter: Everything we know about the 21-year-old suspect” data-reactid=”21″>The latest on the shooter: Everything we know about the 21-year-old suspect

Trump pledges full support; other politicians react

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="President Donald Trump pledged the "total support" of the federal government in the wake of a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart that left multiple victims dead and many more wounded. Trump’s tweet of support and sympathy were among many expressions of condolence and other emotions that federal officials shared Saturday in the hours following the massacre. Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar abruptly ended a town hall. Beto O’Rourke choked back tears. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – once again – called for an end to mass shootings.” data-reactid=”23″>President Donald Trump pledged the “total support” of the federal government in the wake of a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart that left multiple victims dead and many more wounded. Trump’s tweet of support and sympathy were among many expressions of condolence and other emotions that federal officials shared Saturday in the hours following the massacre. Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar abruptly ended a town hall. Beto O’Rourke choked back tears. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – once again – called for an end to mass shootings.

How to help: Donate blood, money

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Blood donations are being accepted for patients in critical condition&nbsp;Vitalent Blood Services at&nbsp;424 S.&nbsp;Mesa Hills Drive and 133 N.&nbsp;Zaragoza Road in El Paso. Donations are also being accepted at&nbsp;1200 Commerce Dr in Las Cruces.&nbsp;The Mesa Hills and Zaragoza locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.&nbsp;To make an appointment, go to&nbsp;bloodhero.com&nbsp;or call 877-258-4825&nbsp;to make an appointment to donate.&nbsp;Donations are being accepted by the El Paso Community Foundation for the victims of the shooting. EPCF will waive administrative and credit card fees for all donations.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”26″>Blood donations are being accepted for patients in critical condition Vitalent Blood Services at 424 S. Mesa Hills Drive and 133 N. Zaragoza Road in El Paso. Donations are also being accepted at 1200 Commerce Dr in Las Cruces. The Mesa Hills and Zaragoza locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. To make an appointment, go to bloodhero.com or call 877-258-4825 to make an appointment to donate. Donations are being accepted by the El Paso Community Foundation for the victims of the shooting. EPCF will waive administrative and credit card fees for all donations. 

El Paso Walmart employee describes the scene when the shooting began

Wal-Mart employee Leslie Diaz talks about the moments the shooting began at the store located near Cielo Vista Mall.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Contributing: Associated Press” data-reactid=”29″>Contributing: Associated Press

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: El Paso Walmart shooting updates: Patrick Crusius arrested, 20 dead” data-reactid=”30″>This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: El Paso Walmart shooting updates: Patrick Crusius arrested, 20 dead

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