Published: Mon, August 12, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

El Paso Walmart Gunner Says He Was Targeting "Mexicans" During Open Fire

El Paso Walmart Gunner Says He Was Targeting

An arrest warrant affidavit was obtained by the Washington Post and it says that Patrick confessed the crime to the police and admitted that his primary targets during the open fire were Mexicans.

On Wednesday, four days after 22 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, the Houston Texans announced that they're joining forces with the NFL Foundation, the league's non-profit charitable organization, to "donate $100,000 to the El Paso Victims' Fund - El Paso Community Foundation". The FBI says the suspect didn't have any contacts in El Paso.

Patrick Crusius, 21, emerged with his hands up from a vehicle that was stopped at an intersection shortly after last Saturday's attack and told officers, "I'm the shooter", El Paso Police Det.

The shooter told police that he drove more than 10 hours from his home in Allen, Texas, near Dallas, with an assault rifle and a large quantity of ammunition.

Twenty-two people were killed and about two dozen were injured.

Authorities believe Crusius posted an online screed railing against an influx of Latinos into the US shortly before the attack.

During questioning, police say, the alleged shooter confessed that he planned the rampage and drove almost 10 hours from Allen, Texas, to the border city with the intention of targeting "Mexicans".

Most of those listed as dead had Hispanic names. He has blamed President Donald Trump's rhetoric for spreading fear and hate, leading Trump to tweet that O'Rourke should "be quiet".

Attempts to reach Crusius' family have been unsuccessful.

A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel yesterday, killing at least 62 in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country.

According to the authorities, Crusius has been charged with capital murder and is being held without bond.

Including the two latest attacks, 126 people had been killed in the 2019 mass shootings.

Meanwhile, several victims of the El Paso attack and another mass shooting which took place in OH less than 24 hours later and left nine people dead were being laid to rest.

Trump said Friday that he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws.

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