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2019 El Paso shooting

mass shooting in El Paso, Texas

A mass shooting took place at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, United States, on the morning of August 3, 2019. A single gunman killed 22 people and injured 24 more.[2][3][4][5]

2019 El Paso shooting
El Paso is located in Texas
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El Paso is located in the United States
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El Paso (the United States)
Location7101 Gateway West Blvd.
El Paso, Texas, United States
Coordinates31°46′38″N 106°23′03″W / 31.7771°N 106.3843°W / 31.7771; -106.3843Coordinates: 31°46′38″N 106°23′03″W / 31.7771°N 106.3843°W / 31.7771; -106.3843
DateAugust 3, 2019
10:39 a.m. (MDT (UTC−06:00))
TargetHispanic and Latino Americans
Attack type
Mass shooting
WeaponsWASR-10
Deaths22
Non-fatal injuries
24
Suspected perpetrator
Patrick Wood Crusius
MotiveAnti-immigration,[1] Hispanophobia[1]

The FBI is investigating the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism and a possible hate crime.[6][7]

Patrick Wood Crusius, age 21, was arrested shortly after the shooting began and charged with capital murder.[8]

The 2019 Dayton shooting occurred the following day.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Politi, Daniel (August 3, 2019). "El Paso Suspect Reportedly a Trump Supporter Who Wrote Racist, Anti-Immigrant Manifesto". Slate. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  2. "Texas Walmart shooting: Twenty killed in El Paso gun attack". BBC News. August 4, 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  3. Blankstein, Andrew; Burke, Minyvonne (August 3, 2019). "El Paso shooting: 20 people dead, 26 injured, suspect in custody, police say". NBC News. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  4. Chas Danner (August 3, 2019). "Everything We Know About the El Paso Walmart Massacre". New York Magazine, Intelligencer. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  5. Waldrop, Theresa; Murphy, Paul P. (August 4, 2019). "El Paso shooting suspect may face hate crime charge". CNN. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  6. "Texas Walmart shooting: El Paso attack 'appears to be hate crime'". BBC News. August 4, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  7. Romero, Simon; Fernandez, Manny; Padilla, Mariel (August 4, 2019). "El Paso Shooting: 20 People Are Dead in Massacre at Walmart". The New York Times.
  8. David K. Li (August 4, 2019). "El Paso shooting being treated as domestic terrorism; police say suspect is cooperating". NBC News.