The El Paso shooting leaves 20 dead and 26 wounded; the researchers are probing the potential “nexus for hate crimes’

to connectVideoTexas Gov. In fact, Greg Abbott, said the 20 were killed, and more than two dozen people injured in the El-Paso-mass-shooting

Authorities will hold a press conference on the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas.

A gunman killed 20 injured and 26 others on Saturday after he opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and the state and city officials said.

“Texas and the sorrow,” said Gov. In fact, Greg Abbott, in an evening press conference following the deadly mass shooting in America since a gunman killed 26 people at one of the churches in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in November, 2017.

“The scene was horrific,” said El Paso police chief Greg Allen, who added that many of the injured had life-threatening injuries.

The suspected shooter is not in the public, but the two law enforcement officials identified him to reuters as a 21-year-old Patrick, and Crusius, was a native of the Dallas area. It was unclear what connection the suspect had to go to El Paso. Allen said investigators have been treating of, is a manifesto that could have been written by the defendant and it would be wise to have a “nexus to be a hate crime, but declined to offer details. The suspect will likely face capital murder charges, Allen said.


Allen said his department received the first reports of the shooting at 10:39 a.m. and emergency personnel arrived, six minutes later. The police have asked people to stay away from the area, and to look for missing relatives at a school being used as a two-of in the area. The El Paso Police Department Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told reporters, shortly before 1 a.m. that a man was in custody and that there was no longer an “immediate threat” to the area.

At an earlier news conference, the El Paso Police department Sgt. Robert Gomez said the suspect was taken into custody without incident and no police fired their weapons. The Walmart in the area, the capacity at the time of the shooting, with as many as 3,000 people, along with the 100 employees during the busy back-to-school shopping season.

“This is unheard of in washington,” said Gomez.

Ryan Mielke, a spokesman for the University Medical Center of El Paso, told Fox News that 13 of the patients — 1 died at the hospital — were treated at the factory, it is a Level 1 trauma center. Mielke told the Associated Press that two of the children, between the ages of 2 and 9 were stabilized at the medical center before he was transferred to the neighboring El Paso Children’s Hospital.

Del Sol medical Center, told Fox News it had received 11 patients, 9 of whom were in critical but stable condition, and (2), that is, in steady-state conditions. The patients ‘ ages ranged from 35 to 82 from the hospital, it said.

The people were volunteering to donate blood to the injured party, in response to a police tweet that the donations were “desperately needed,” as the police and the military are trying to help people who are searching for missing loved ones.

“It’s chaos right now,” said Johnson, Austin,, an Army medic at the nearby Fort Bliss, who volunteered to help out at the shopping mall, and later on in the school, which will serve as a reunion of the heart.

“The terrible shooting in, ElPaso,, Texas,” as President He tweeted. “The reports are very poor, many of them lost their lives. Work with state and Local governments, and the Enforcement of the Law.”

“Talked to the Governor and to pledge the total support of the Federal Government. God be with all of you!” He added to it. White House Deputy Press Secretary, Steven Woods said earlier that He had been informed of the survey, and we will continue to monitor the situation.” Woods added that a Trumpet had spoken to Abbott and Attorney-General, William Barr.

Several hours later, the Bushes, the president said, ” continues to receive updates from his national security team are in the same situation as in El Paso. The federal Government’s personnel, including the FBI and the ATF, on the ground in El Paso has an active assistance of the local authorities, who, in response to the situation. The President has pledged the full support of the Federal Government, with the Governor’s office of Abbott.”


Vanessa Saenz, a witness, told Fox News that she heard several “pops” in the vicinity of the area, and saw a man dressed in a black t-shirt and cargo pants, with a gun to shoot it out of the building before entering the Walmart.

“He was just pointing at people and just shoot it,” she added. Another witness told Fox News that his mother died at the scene.

A witness told CBS News that he was on the verge of becoming the Walmart when he heard at least 10 gunshots and saw an older lady fall to the ground. He said he wasn’t sure if it was shot down.


For a family of three, was one of a dozen or so people waiting outside at a bus station. They were trying to get back to their car, which was on a blocked-off in Walmart parking lot.

“I heard the shots, but I thought they were hits, such as the one in the roof construction industry,” Adriana Quezada, 39, who was in the women’s clothing section of a Walmart by her two children, told The Associated Press.

The videos showed some of the injured are being transferred to a nearby Sam’s Club.

Abbott said the shooting was “a horrific and senseless act of violence.”

“Our hearts go out to the victims of this terrible shooting, and to the community as a whole, in this time of loss,” he said.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said his office was ready to give full support to all federal, state, and local law enforcement, who are on the scene now, and who will be in the implementation of the on-going investigation.”

The democratic presidential candidate, Beto O’rourke, who used to be in El Paso, of the House of Representatives, tweeted that the shoot was a truly heart-rending.”

O’rourke, appeared shaken as he was, appeared at a candidate forum in Las Vegas on Saturday, shortly after news of the shooting incident has been reported. He told me that he would call his wife before he was on the stage and said: “the record breaking “the illusion that progress is inevitable,” the way in which the force of arms.

“We’ll have to find some reason for optimism and hope, or we can consign ourselves to a future in which almost 40,000 people a year of their life, will lose to gun violence, and I just can’t accept that,” O’rourke said.

O’rourke’s campaign later said the candidate had canceled scheduled campaign events in Nevada and California. O ‘ Rourke also told reporters that he was going to go back to El Paso to “be with my family and my home.”


The Democrat said that he had heard early reports that the shooter may have had military-style rifle, saying that we need to “keep that s–t on the battlefield and in our communities.”

Speaking from the airport in Las Vegas, and later, O’rourke presented the ways in which people from outside of El Paso that can help out the victims.

“I know that people are thinking about us. I have no words,” he said. “I really can’t believe that this has happened. I want to do all the things I can, and I know that everyone wants to do everything she can to make sure that everyone is well and that the community is OK with that.”

Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar tweeted that they had “completely destroyed” by the news of the shooting in El Paso, and said that they were monitoring the situation.

“Stay safe,” she added.

South Bend, Ind., The 2020 is a presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is also weighted in, tweeting: “My grandmother used to take me to the Cielo Vista Mall. It is now a mass shooting of the scene. How many more need to complain before we take action? #ElPaso”.

Saturday’s shooting comes just four days after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in the Northern part of the Mississippi, leaving two dead and one police officer were injured. In response to the aid, Walmart tweeted: “We are in a state of shock about the tragic events at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso … We are praying for the victims, the community and our employees, as well as the people. We are working closely with law enforcement, and to update, as the case may be.


On Sunday, a gunman killed three people, including a 6-year-old boy and injured 13 others, before you can get the gun on himself at a North carolina food festival.


El Paso, which is about 680,000 inhabitants and is situated in the Western part of Texas, and is located on the other side of the border in Juarez, Mexico. The city has become a focal point of the ongoing debate over Trump’s immigration policy.

Fox News’ Garrett Tenney and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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