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    https://www.kvia.com/crime/shooting-...ody/1103224060

    20 People reported dead in the mass shooting.

    EL PASO, Texas - UPDATE #6 5:30:

    In a news conference surrounded by city leaders and law enforcement agencies, Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that 20 people have died in the mass shooting near Cielo Vista Mall.

    Police responded at 10:45 a.m., six minutes after the first 911 call went out. El Paso Police said 26 people are injured. Chief Greg Allen said the scene is a horrific one.

    Chief Allen said the suspect who is in custody is a 21-year-old white male from Allen, TX. He would not confirm the suspect's name. Police confirmed the suspect used an AK-47 rifle in the attack.

    The deceased will also remain at the scene until the crime is cleared.

    The State of Texas will be the lead agency prosecuting the suspect. It is not confirmed if the mass shooting is a hate crime.

    The FBI said is it a murder investigation and is currently reviewing all the evidence at this time.

    The suspect was around outside the Walmart where the initial shooting took place. Chief Allen said he surrendered to police.

    Governor Abbott said the state is doing more than ever before, specifically during the last legislative session, to make sure students are safer than ever before after the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston. "During that time, as far as I know, we did not evaluate for or plan for a situation like this." Abbott said that during the legislative session, the most agreed upon issue was how to challenge mental health in the state.

    Chief Allen said if there is additional information that needs to be released, another new conference could be scheduled.

    The eighth deadliest shooting in the United States. This is the third year in a row that Texas has had a mass shooting. In 2018, 10 people died in the Santa Fe High School shooting. In 2017, 26 people died in the Sutherland Springs shooting.

    UPDATE #5 4:21 pm

    Law enforcement official tells the AP at least 15 dead in El Paso attack

    The Associated Press and ABC News is reporting the suspect is 21-year-old Patrick Crusius

    UPDATE #4 3:30 pm

    From El Paso Police El Paso PD confirms 1 person in custody who is a white male in his 20s.

    There were between 1-3 thousand people at Walmart when the shooting started. Police have transitioned into the criminal investigation. There have been fatalities but no confirmation on numbers of injuries or fatalities. Police believe at this time the shooter acted alone. The mall and Walmart have been cleared of potential shooting suspects. They do not believe there is a continued danger to the public. No motive or reason for why the sooting started given yet.

    UPDATE #3 Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso confirms 11 patients ranging in age from 35yrs old to 82 yrs old were taken to their hospital. They say two are of the patients are in stable condition and nine are listed in critical condition. University Medical Center confirms 13 patients, 1 dead. No word on their conditions. Ages 2 through senior citizens.

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    UPDATE #2: Multiple people have been killed in the mass shooting in El Paso, according to police and the mayor's office. (WATCH LIVE COVERAGE BELOW)

    One suspect was in custody, but authorities did not say exactly how many people were injured.

    UPDATE #1: A witness told ABC-7 that they were next to the Wal-Mart off of Hawkins, and police started evacuating the area. The witness says there were people that came out of the Wal-Mart covered in blood. The witness walked into the Wal-Mart and says he saw one body on the ground with a serious injury to the head.

    Police told everyone to evacuate the area or hide behind cars, according to the witness. Police believe multiple shooters are involved.

    A second witness tells ABC-7 she was in JC Penny at the Cielo Vista mall when the reports of shooting came down. This witness says people were evacuated from Dillard's into JC Penny and then they were all evacuated from the area.

    Our ABC-7 eyewitness confirms presence of Local & State Police, ICE, FBI, and the Homeland Security, as well as a mass casualty ambulance bus.

    ORIGINAL REPORT:

    El Paso police are reporting an active shooter situation near the Walmart on Hawkins and Gateway East and the Cielo Vista Mall; police said there were multiple reports of multiple shooters and they are conducting a large area search.

    Police said the scene on the city's east side is still active and they are warning all members of the public to stay away from the area of Airway to Hawkins north of Interstate 10.

    A witness tells ABC-7 people are being escorted out of the mall with their hands in the air.

    The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had agents en route to the mall area; the ATF asked that people refrain from posting images of first responders to social media.

    Employees at several nearby restaurants told CNN they see a lot of police, helicopters and people running around outside.

    "We never thought it would be so close to us this time," Landry's Seafood House restaurant manager Oscar Collazo told CNN. "You see on the news all the time, but you don't think it could happen here until it does."​​​​​​

    We will continue to update as more information becomes available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    Another one of Trump's klan.

    https://joycolumbus.com/91976/el-pas...e-race-mixing/

    El Paso Shooter Identified Online As Trump Supporter Who Didn?t Like ?Race Mixing?



    I feel like instead of posting all these stories, maybe we should post on the day that mass shootings DON'T happen in America. All of these stories are the same, just hit rinse, add racism, and repeat.


    Yep.

    https://www.massshootingtracker.org/


    Edit :we should also note the new miracle performed today - yet another armed & murderous nazi was "somehow" not only taken into custody alive, but he also seems to be lacking visible officer-inflicted injuries.

    Amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Non_Saepe View Post
    Always the same story. When my partner told me about the other shooting the other day (pick one) I said, " lemme guess...white Christian terrorism." of course I was right. And I'll be right the next time. Why is the solution of stricter gun laws so outlandish? People REALLY want to hold on to their guns that badly? Then go ahead and pry them from their cold, dead, dumb, hands because they are part of the problem.

    Jesus fucking christ. It's only shocking anymore that it isn't surprising at all. What the fuck.

    The latest report I read insinuated that most of the people shot were white (when the murderer obviously drove to El Paso to kill Mexicans.)

    But I mean, hey, as long as we can have our guns what's a few lives a day?
    Hey maybe its time for a complete shutdown of "white Christian terrorism" in the USA and shut down the first and second amendments in the USA since nobody can handle freedom.

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    https://www.apnews.com/24781123da6a459e9750df609999d4d1

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an El Paso shopping complex (all times local):

    7:35 p.m.

    Mexico President Andr?s Manuel L?pez Obrador says three Mexicans have been killed in the shooting in the border city of El Paso, Texas.

    He tweeted Saturday that he sends “condolences to the families of the victims, both American and Mexican.”

    El Paso is home to many Mexicans and sits directly across the border from Ciudad Juarez in the northern state of Chihuahua.

    Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says six Mexicans were wounded in the shooting. He identified three as 45-year-old Mario de Alba Montes, 44-year-old Olivia Mariscal Rodr?guez and 10-year-old Erika de Alba Mariscal. Ebrard says the man and woman are from Chihuahua and all three are being treated at an El Paso hospital.


    He says the other three wounded Mexicans were two men and a woman from Torre?n, in Coahuila state, and Ciudad Juarez. Their names weren’t given.

    ___

    7:10 p.m.

    Police in Texas have blocked streets near a home associated with the El Paso shooting suspect.

    More than a dozen members of law enforcement could be seen outside the residence Saturday evening in Allen, including agents from the FBI, Texas Department of Public Safety and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

    A law enforcement official says at least 15 people were killed in the attack at an El Paso shopping center and that the suspect who was taken into custody is a 21-year-old Dallas-area man named Patrick Crusius. (August 3)
    A woman answered the door at the gray stone house after a group of officers knocked. They appeared to speak with her briefly and then she closed the door. A short time later, the door reopened and officers entered.

    Allen, located 20 miles north of Dallas, is an affluent community of about 100,000.

    Alice Baland, who lives four houses down, said a retired couple lives at the home associated with the suspect. She described them as sweet people who regularly attend church.

    Two law enforcement officials who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity identified the suspect taken into custody as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius.

    Officials say 20 people were killed and another 26 injured in a shooting Saturday in a busy shopping area in El Paso.

    ___

    7 p.m.

    El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen says authorities are investigating a hate crime as among the possible motives in the shopping complex shooting that left 20 people dead and 26 more wounded.

    The chief says authorities are looking into an online writing that indicated a potential connection to a hate crime to determine if it belonged to the suspected gunman.


    Law enforcement officials have said a 21-year-old Dallas-area man named Patrick Crusius is in custody in the shooting. The officials were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press about his identity on condition of anonymity.

    Police say most of the victims of Saturday’s attack appear to have been at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall.

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    6:40 p.m.

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and El Paso police say 20 people have been killed and 26 others wounded in a shooting at an El Paso shopping center.

    Law enforcement officials have said a 21-year-old Dallas-area man named Patrick Crusius is in custody in the shooting. The officials were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

    Police say most of the victims of Saturday’s attack appear to have been at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall.

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    5:10 p.m.

    A law enforcement official says at least 15 people were killed in the attack at an El Paso shopping center and that the suspect who was taken into custody is a 21-year-old Dallas-area man named Patrick Crusius.

    The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The official also stresses that the death count is preliminary and that the investigation is still ongoing.

    Police say most of the victims of Saturday’s attack appear to have been at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, though they say the mall had also been “secured.”

    El Paso hospital say they are treating 22 victims, not including a patient who died after arriving at one of the hospitals.

    —Associated Press writer Michael Balsamo in Orlando, Florida, contributed to this report.

    ___

    5 p.m.

    Authorities say the Walmart in El Paso where a gunman opened fire was packed with back-to-school shoppers.

    Sgt. Robert Gomez said at a news conference that anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 shoppers and about 100 employees were at the Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall when Saturday’s attack happened.

    Gomez says most of the victims appear to have been at the Walmart, though he also says police had “secured” the mall. He says a man in his 20s was taken into custody and that law enforcement didn’t fire a single shot. He did not name the suspected gunman or say how many people were killed or wounded.

    El Paso hospitals say they are treating 22 victims of the attack. At least one victim died at one of the hospitals.

    ___

    4:20 p.m.

    A police official says he believes most of the El Paso attack victims were shot at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall.

    Sgt. Robert Gomez said at a news conference about five hours after the first reports emerged of a shooting near the mall that investigators believe a white man in his 20s was the only gunman involved and that he was taken into custody.

    Gomez didn’t name the suspected gunman or say how many people were killed and wounded in the attack, though he said at least one person is dead. He also wouldn’t speculate as to the motive for the attack. He said the gunman used some type of rifle.

    El Paso hospitals say they are treating 22 victims, not including a patient who died after arriving at one of the hospitals.

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    4:10 p.m.

    Hospitals say they are treating 22 victims of the mass shooting at an El Paso shopping complex, not including a patient who died after arriving at one of the hospitals.

    The Del Sol Medical Center is treating 11 patients, the University Medical Center of El Paso is treating nine, the El Paso Children’s Hospital is treating two.

    Ryan Mielke (MIL’-kee), a UMC spokesman, says one patient died at the hospital.

    Authorities say a gunman opened fire at or near the Cielo Vista Mall on Saturday that multiple people were killed and wounded, though they didn’t say how many.

    El Paso, which has about 680,000 residents, is in West Texas and sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico.

    ___

    3:50 p.m.

    A Walmart official says the company is trying to determine if there was gunfire inside one of its stores during a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

    Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove says the company is “in shock” over the news of Saturday’s attack. Authorities say a gunman killed and wounded multiple people at or near the Cielo Vista Mall, though they haven’t said how many.

    A Walmart is located near the mall, as well as a Sam’s Club warehouse store, which is owned by Walmart Inc. Hargrove says the company is working closely with law enforcement.

    Cielo Vista Mall, which is owned by mall operator Simon Property Group Inc., said in a statement that the attack is a police matter and it referred questions to the police department.

    ___

    3:30 p.m.

    A University Medical Center of El Paso official says one of 12 people who were rushed to the hospital after the attack at a shopping complex has died.

    Ryan Mielke (MIL’-kee), a hospital spokesman, says all of the victims suffered traumatic injuries in Saturday’s attack at or near the Cielo Vista Mall. He declined to provide additional details about the victims, including the one who died.

    Mielke says two children, ages 2 and 9, were stabilized at the medical center before being transferred to the neighboring El Paso Children’s Hospital.

    Authorities say multiple people were killed in the attack, but they haven’t said how many were killed or wounded. They say they believe it was carried out by a single male suspect who has been taken into custody.

    President Donald Trump tweeted, “Reports are very bad, many killed.”

    ___

    3 p.m.

    Authorities believe a deadly attack at or near a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, was carried out by a single gunman who is in custody.

    Police spokesman Robert Gomez says investigators are still trying to determine what happened during Saturday’s attack. He says multiple people were shot, but he didn’t say how many.

    City officials have said there were multiple people killed, but they didn’t say how many.



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    Quote Originally Posted by KambingSociety View Post
    Hey maybe its time for a complete shutdown of "white Christian terrorism" in the USA and shut down the first and second amendments in the USA since nobody can handle freedom.
    Nobody's got freedom to begin with. If you can't walk outside & go about your daily life without wondering if before lunch you'll cop a bullet to the head yourself, or watch someone else die - then you're not fucking free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    Nobody's got freedom to begin with. If you can't walk outside & go about your daily life without wondering if before lunch you'll cop a bullet to the head yourself, or watch someone else die - then you're not fucking free.
    I think you answered my question, not everyone walks around scared, I know I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S281Saleen160 View Post
    I think you answered my question, not everyone walks around scared, I know I don't.
    'Cos you're conditioned to it.

    & that's not a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    'Cos you're conditioned to it.

    & that's not a good thing.
    LoL. You're crazy, I'm not conditioned to anything. Before I went to bed last night I heard about the el paso shit....when I woke up this morning I read about the shit in ohio.
    My day so far.....its 8am here, I got up at 5:30am.... I left my house this morning about 6am, went to breakfast never thinking or wondering if someone was going to shoot up the diner....after I ate I went to walmart to get my cleaning products and a few other things, not once did I think or wonder if I was gonna be shot and killed in walmart. Cannot leave home everyday scared and hoping not to be killed by someone shooting shit up. Its normal behavior to go about your business, has nothing to do with being conditioned. More people drop dead daily from heartattacks than are killed in walmart. Should someone live there life scared all the time of dropping dead from a heartattack?, no. Shouldnt be scared of being killed at walmart either.

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    You can say it doesn't affect you all you like but the truth is that you can't know for sure, because you've never known life without it.

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    I'm almost like saleen in that sense, but there is a bit of conditioning there that caused me to be that way. In order to not be a walking anxiety ball fearful of what may happen to my kids, husband or myself, enjoy life.
    When I first read about this, I immediately thought this was the just what the POS that did the mosque killings in New Zealand was talking about in his manifesto. Where next? Quinces? Fiestas Patrias celebrations? It's scary, but these fuckers aren't going to control how I choose to enjoy my life. I choose to live it cautiously, but not under some psycho's control of wondering whether or not I'll be shot in the head for stepping into a store. If that happens, did I have a full life up until then? Otherwise, they won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beli View Post
    I'm almost like saleen in that sense, but there is a bit of conditioning there that caused me to be that way. In order to not be a walking anxiety ball fearful of what may happen to my kids, husband or myself, enjoy life.
    When I first read about this, I immediately thought this was the just what the POS that did the mosque killings in New Zealand was talking about in his manifesto. Where next? Quinces? Fiestas Patrias celebrations? It's scary, but these fuckers aren't going to control how I choose to enjoy my life. I choose to live it cautiously, but not under some psycho's control of wondering whether or not I'll be shot in the head for stepping into a store. If that happens, did I have a full life up until then? Otherwise, they won.
    Yeah, I get not changing the way you live because of them, I wouldn't want to either. It's more that it's always going to be in the back of your mind at some level because there isn't even a cooling off period between news cycles any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by S281Saleen160 View Post
    I think you answered my question, not everyone walks around scared, I know I don't.
    Cool. A lot of us do, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KambingSociety View Post
    Hey maybe its time for a complete shutdown of "white Christian terrorism" in the USA and shut down the first and second amendments in the USA since nobody can handle freedom.
    Uh yeah. White Christian Terrorism needs to go. Fucking duh.
    Sarcastic. Skeptic Tank. Self-deprecating.

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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...V2yauCUXlMyiFg

    The manifesto, titled ‘The Inconvenient Truth’, begins declaring the imminent shooting to be inspired directly by the shootings of two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand earlier this year, which left 51 people dead.

    El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said in a press conference: ‘Right now we have a manifesto from this individual - that indicates to some degree - it has a nexus to potential hate crime.’

    In the New Zealand killer’s manifesto, the author promoted a white supremacist theory called ‘the great replacement’.

    In the latest manifesto, the author voices a similar ideology but insists ‘this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas’.

    The author added that they were: ‘defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.'.

    The Cielo Vista Mall is a popular shopping destination for people both sides of the US-Mexico border.

    On a weekend the city attracts droves of shoppers from Mexico, including from its Mexican sister city Ciudad Juarez, who flock to the mall and return back across the border with their groceries.

    The author says he believes ‘American is rotting from the inside out,’ and speculates that ‘the heavy Hispanic population in Texas’ will make the state ‘a democratic stronghold’ for generations to come.

    In addition to stating his ideological beliefs, the author discusses the type of weaponry he will be using in the looming massacre, making reference to an ‘AK47’ rife but insisting he’d rather have used something more powerful.
    The 21-year-old was taken into custody 'without incident'. Officers didn't fire any shots during the arrest, officials said.

    Currently, prosecutors say they're seeking capital murder charges against the suspect but may also proceed with hate crime or domestic terrorism charges, pending the outcome of an FBI investigation into the 'anti-immigrant' manifesto.

    He would later go on to tell investigators he wanted to shoot as many Mexicans as possible, according to ABC News.

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    https://abc7.com/mexico-planning-leg...oting/5442929/

    EL PASO, Texas -- Mexico's foreign minister said Sunday the country plans to take legal action against whoever sold the gun to the man suspected of killing at least 20 people and wounding more than two dozen others at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

    As of Sunday, six Mexican nationals are confirmed dead and another seven injured in connection with Saturday's deadly shooting rampage, according to Mexico's government.

    Marcelo Ebrard, the country's foreign minister, said Sunday that "it's urgent that we take corresponding actions against weapons." Ebrard has frequently cited the flood of illegal weapons from the U.S. to Mexico as a factor in Mexico's rising rate of violent crime.

    Gun ownership is highly restricted in Mexico, requiring special permits, and gun shops are rare. The average Mexican has trouble legally acquiring a handgun, much less an assault weapon.

    Ebrard also called Saturday's shooting "a terrorist act" against Mexicans and urged the U.S. government to "set a clear position against hate crimes."

    The suspect in the shooting, Patrick Crusius, told investigators he wanted to shoot as many Mexicans as possible, two law enforcement officials told ABC News. Crusius is currently being held on capital murder charges, and prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty. Additional federal charges could be filed.

    The attack targeted a shopping area about 5 miles from the main border checkpoint with Ciudad Ju?rez, Mexico. The Walmart and adjacent mall are popular with shoppers from both sides of the border.

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    https://abc7.com/what-we-know-about-...ctims/5442975/

    EL PASO, Texas -- In the border town of El Paso, Texas, a gunman opened fire Saturday morning, leaving 20 people dead and more than two dozen injured. As of Sunday, six Mexican nationals are confirmed dead and another seven injured in connection with the deadly shooting rampage, according to Mexico's government.

    Here are some of their stories:

    JORDAN ANCHONDO

    Jordan Anchondo was among those killed in El Paso, Anchondo's sister said, and she apparently died while protecting her 2-month-old son from the hail of bullets.

    Leta Jamrowski of El Paso spoke to The Associated Press as she paced a waiting room at the University Medical Center of El Paso, where her 2-month-old nephew was being treated for broken bones - the result of his mother's fall.

    "From the baby's injuries, they said that more than likely my sister was trying to shield him," she said. "So when she got shot she was holding him and she fell on him, so that's why he broke some of his bones. So he pretty much lived because she gave her life."

    Jordan, a mother of three, and Andre Anchondo had dropped off her 5-year old daughter at cheerleading practice before going to shop for school supplies on Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso. They never returned.

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    ANDRE ANCHONDO

    Andre Anchondo - the husband of Jordan Anchondo, who was killed in El Paso - recently turned his life around after struggles with drug dependence and run-ins with the law, a friend recalled.

    The friend, Koteiba "Koti" Azzam, made calls on Sunday to learn the whereabouts of his friend, who remained unaccounted for.

    "I love the guy," Azzam said in a phone interview from San Marcos, Texas, where he attends Texas State University. "He had the character and the charisma."

    Azzam said Anchondo had started a business in El Paso, building things from granite and stone, and made it successful through hard work. He also was on the verge of completing a home for his family. Now, his wife is dead and he himself might not have survived.

    "It makes you question your faith almost," said Azzam, who is Muslim. "But God didn't have a part in it. The hands of man altered my friends' life in a drastic way."

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    JESSICA COCA GARCIA and MEMO GARCIA

    Jessica Coca Garcia and Memo Garcia were at the Walmart in El Paso to raise funds for a youth sports team one of their children played on when a gunman opened fire, wounding them, a relative says.

    Norma Coca told Wichita, Kansas-television station KWCH that her daughter and son-in-law were near the front doors of the Walmart when they were shot.

    Coca, who lives in Salina, Kansas, said her daughter, Jessica Coca Garcia, was shot three times in the leg. She says her son-in-law, Memo Garcia, was shot twice in the leg and once in the back. She said her daughter was in stable condition and her son-in-law was in critical condition.

    Jessica Coca Garcia's father, Don Coca, said they have family in the El Paso area who were able to be with the couple. Don Coca says: "She was just crying ... I told her that our prayers are there and we're on our way."

    The couple's 5-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter were also at the Walmart and were not shot.

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    MARIO DE ALBA

    Mario de Alba, 45, had come to El Paso with his family from Mexico to go shopping.

    Described by his sister Cristina de Alba as an "excellent father" and as a "decent, hardworking person," he was in serious condition Sunday after being shot in the back, the bullet exiting via his diaphragm.

    His wife, Olivia Mariscal, and 10-year-old daughter Erika both appear to be recovering after also being wounded, de Alba said from the El Paso hospital where her brother is being treated.

    The family lives in Chihuahua, Mexico -- a four-hour drive south of El Paso -- and was buying school supplies in the Texas city. El Paso is a popular shopping destination for people who live in northern Mexico.

    Mario de Alba's Facebook page shows him as a devoted father to Erika.

    In one picture, taken in a living room, Erika cups her hand in the shape of a heart in front of an entertainment center. 0n the shelves behind her are the words FAMILY and PEACE in bold letters.

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    JAVIER RODRIGUEZ

    Family members confirmed to ABC News Sunday that they had been informed of the passing of 15-year-old Javier Rodriguez.

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    MARIBEL LATIN

    Maribel Latin was shot in her arm and her foot outside of the Walmart. Speaking to ABC News from her hospital bed, she recalled the harrowing shooting: "He shot at us individually...and then he came walking toward us to make sure we all got shot again and killed...He shot eight more rounds and all I could say was, 'God, please take care of my children and please don't let him do anything to [my daughter]."

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    https://abc7news.com/mom-killed-shie...-says/5442270/

    EL PASO, Texas -- A 25-year-old woman who was shot while apparently shielding her young son was among the 20 people killed when a gunman opened fire in a crowded El Paso shopping area, her sister said.

    RELATED: 20 dead, dozens injured in mass shooting at El Paso Walmart

    Leta Jamrowski, 19, of El Paso, learned Saturday afternoon that her sister Jordan Anchondo had been shot to death at Walmart while shopping for back-to-school supplies earlier in the day. Jamrowski spoke to The Associated Press as she paced a waiting room at the University Medical Center of El Paso, where her nephew was being treated for broken bones - the result of his mother's fall.

    "From the baby's injuries, they said that more than likely my sister was trying to shield him," she said. "So when she got shot she was holding him and she fell on him, so that's why he broke some of his bones. So he pretty much lived because she gave her life."

    Anchondo was the mother of three children.

    Jamrowski spent the night desperately awaiting word of whether her brother-in-law, Andre Anchondo, had survived the attack that also wounded more than two dozen.

    "They said that if he were alive, more than likely he would have gotten in contact by now," Jamrowski said.

    Representative Veronica Escobar said that the mall was at the center of the community, adding that it's where she and her family shop.

    "El Paso has historically been a very safe community. We've been safe for decades. We will continue to be safe," Escobar added. "This is someone who came from outside of our community to do us harm. A community that has shown nothing but generosity and kindness to the least among us. Those people arriving at America's front door."

    Mexico President Andr?s Manuel L?pez Obrador said three Mexicans were killed in the shooting. He tweeted Saturday that he sends "condolences to the families of the victims, both American and Mexican."

    Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said six Mexicans also were wounded in the shooting, including 45-year-old Mario de Alba Montes, 44-year-old Olivia Mariscal Rodr?guez and 10-year-old Erika de Alba Mariscal. Ebrard says the man and woman are from Chihuahua. He said the other three wounded Mexicans, whose names weren't given, were two men and a woman from Torre?n, in Coahuila state, and Ciudad Juarez.

    RELATED: Patrick Crusius identified as El Paso suspected shooter

    As for the shooter, who authorities have identified as Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, Escobar said "this individual came not from within the community, but outside of it."

    "In this country, we have a gun violence epidemic but we also have a hate epidemic," Escobar added. "And until we confront that hate and until we confront the weak gun laws that we have we're going to keep seeing this."

    In El Paso, police Chief Greg Allen said authorities are examining a "manifesto," that they believe was written by the shooter and shows a possible "nexus" to a hate crime.

    RELATED: Trump, politicians respond to El Paso shootings

    Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate and an El Paso native, held a news conference on a street corner opposite the hospital as the sun set, recounting his visit with wounded victims, including a woman who had a bullet pass through her lungs.

    "I told them that I am so amazed at how strong they are," the former U.S. congressman said.

    Ryan Mielke, a spokesman for University Medical Center of El Paso, said 13 people were brought to the hospital with injuries, including one who died. Two of the injured were children who were being transferred to El Paso Children's Hospital, he said. Eleven other victims were being treated at Del Sol Medical Center, hospital spokesman Victor Guerrero said. Those victims' ages ranged from 35 to 82, he said.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...eadly-n1039096

    Congrats to Mexico for taking action against the USA for calling for legal action over gun violence.

    Mexico on Sunday threatened to take legal action against the United States for failing to protect its citizens after this weekend's mass shooting in the border city of El Paso.

    Of the 20 people gunned down at a Walmart at the Cielo Vista Mall, at least six were Mexican citizens, and Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard promised Mexico City will act.

    Ebrard called Saturday's shooting an ?act of barbarism.?

    ?The president has instructed me to ensure that Mexico?s indignation translates into ... efficient, prompt, expeditious and forceful legal actions for Mexico to take a role and demand that conditions are established that protect ... Mexicans in the United States,? Ebrard said in a video posted on Twitter.

    Of the 26 injured in the attack, at least nine were Mexican nationals, according to the government.

    El Paso, America's 22nd-largest city with an estimated population of 682,669, is more than 80 percent Hispanic or Latino, according to U.S. census data. El Paso sits just across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Ju?rez, which has a population of 1.3 million.

    The shooter appears to have been targeting Hispanics and authorities are investigating it as a hate crime. A 21-year-old Texas man was in custody.

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    Congrats to Mexico for taking action against the USA for calling for legal action over gun violence.
    That's some bullshit. Mexico can't even prevent it's own citizens from dying by gun fire, the cartels have killed hundreds upon hundreds of people in the streets of mexico!

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    Can anyone link the manifesto?

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/death-toll...ry?id=64780680

    Death toll rises to 22 in El Paso shooting as 2 more victims die in hospital

    The death toll from a mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart, increased to 22 after two more victims died in the hospital, police said.

    David Shimp, chief executive officer at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, said one patient died late Sunday night and another Monday morning.

    The victims, whose names were not immediately released, were among more than two dozen people wounded in the massacre that erupted about 10:39 a.m. local time Saturday inside a Walmart crowded with shoppers, including children and parents drawn to a back-to-school sale.

    The wounded ranged in age from 2 years old to 82, according to authorities.

    Dr. Stephen Flaherty, director of trauma at Del Sol Medical Center, said one of the patients who died was an elderly woman.

    Both patients suffered "major and devastating" wounds that were consistent with high-velocity gun shots, he added.

    "We are truly heartbroken to have to be here to report this," said Flaherty, his voice cracking with emotion.

    He said he could only speak of the female victim who died.

    "The patient had major intra-abdominal injuries affecting the liver, the kidney and the intestines," Flaherty said. "She received massive blood transfusion, utilizing all types of blood products."

    Shimp added that six other wounded victims remain at Del Sol Medical Center, one in critical condition and five in stable condition. He said two other patients were discharged and one was transferred to another local hospital.

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.4bec771b8020

    Mexican authorities said several of those killed were Mexicans. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard has identified eight Mexican nationals who were slain in El Paso.

    They were Sara Esther Regalado of Ciudad Juarez, Adolfo Cerros Hern?ndez of Aguascalientes, Jorge Calvillo Garc?a of Torreon, Elsa Mendoza of Yepomera, Gloria Irma M?rquez of Ciudad Juarez, Maria Eugenia Legarreta Rothe, of the city of Chihuahua, Ivan Filiberto Manzano of Ciudad Juarez and Juan de Dios Vel?zquez Chairez, originally from the city of Zacatecas.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/break...id=mailsignout

    The grandparents of Patrick Crusius, the man accused of killing 20 people in El Paso over the weekend, have issued a statement. A family friend read the statement from Larry and Cynthia Brown outside the couple's home in Allen, CBS DFW reports.

    The Browns said they were "devastated" by the shooting and were praying for the victims. The couple added that while Crusius' driver's license shows their Allen residence, the 21-year-old had moved out of the home six weeks ago. Crusius was living with his grandparents while he attended nearby Collin College. Crusius was arrested without police firing any shots and was jailed without bond, authorities said. There was no immediate indication that he had an attorney.
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    https://www.newsweek.com/its-come-th...pinion-1452563

    What more evidence do we need that white nationalist anger about race-mixing and being "replaced" by people of color is inciting mass murder in the United States?

    Minutes before a gunman killed at least 20 people and injured dozens more in a shooting rampage on Saturday at the Cielo Vista mall in El Paso, Texas, a manifesto appeared online that celebrated the deadly attack on Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, and warned of a "Hispanic invasion" of the American Southwest. The document's author, authorities believe, is the 21-year-old white male suspect they have in custody.

    The talking points of the manifesto—posted on 8chan, a message board simmering with racism, misogyny and xenophobia—are predictable, if clunkily presented, components of today's white nationalism. These ideas do predate Donald Trump, but the president is emboldening them. He is spurring a cadre of young, disaffected white men with easy access to military assault weapons who are convinced that the preservation of white America demands a vigilante war against racial others.

    "How do you stop these people? You can't," Trump said in May at a rally in Florida. "Shoot them!" someone in the crowd yelled back, bringing a smile to the president's face.
    The four-page document contains a hodgepodge of complaints about the direction of American society that, on first blush, might not seem related—but they betray the particular and dangerous permutations of contemporary white nationalism in the United States.

    Unsurprising is the consternation expressed about demographic change in Texas, alongside anxieties about reduced economic opportunities for whites. Yet the manifesto also includes references to Dr. Seuss' eco-conscious tale-turned-film The Lorax and rants about the environmental destruction caused by plastic and garbage. Taken together, however, these reflect interwoven existential racist tropes about pollution and defilement, ostensibly wrought by an American lifestyle seen as pandering to diversity and multiculturalism, and enslaved to a culture of immediate gratification with little care for the future. Undergirding these apocalyptic fears is deep-seated nostalgia for a pristine white America that never was.

    The manifesto reveals a fever dream of the ethnostate: that whites must create a homogeneous homeland where at least 90 percent of the population is purely white, with no drops of color. On this exclusionary map, the United States would be segregated into racially distinct territories where cultural and genetic similarity would reign supreme, reflecting the neo-fascist ordering that the alt-right commonly refers to as "human biodiversity."

    The ethnostate is a cornerstone of white nationalism. It was first elaborated by the pseudonymous writer Wilmot Robertson in his 1992 book, The Ethnostate: An Unblinkered Prospectus for an Advanced Statecraft, in which he proposed that the only way to save white America was to divide the country into stark racial regions. Built out of anti-Semitism and xenophobia, and bolstered by eugenic visions of a flourishing land full of white women breeding at maximum capacity, Robertson's white ethnostate twisted ecological notions of bioregions into a racist topography.

    The ethnostate is the pipe dream for white nationalists, explored in detail on websites such as Counter-Currents and the Daily Stormer, and mulled over in the toxic digital corridors of Gab and 8chan.

    According to white nationalists, the foremost tactics for forging a white ethnostate are the forced and incentivized removals of non-white peoples, through repatriation and deportation, the revocation of birthright citizenship, ideally retroactively, as well as the annulment of naturalization of those lacking "good character." One especially horrific conceit of the proposed white ethnostate is the purging of non-white children, given that they embody America's multiracial future and portend the coming of "white genocide."

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    https://patch.com/us/across-america/...-end-gun-sales

    Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said the retailing giant will be "thoughtful and deliberate" as it responds to pressure to get out of the gun business after two mass shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, claimed 31 lives and injured dozens of others.

    The El Paso shooting, carried out Saturday by a gunman wielding an AK-47-style assault weapon, occurred in and outside of one of the company's supercenter stores. Twenty-two people died in that attack. On July 30, two employees at a Southhaven, Mississippi, Walmart store were killed and a police officer was wounded by a disgruntled employee who had been fired.

    "As it becomes clear that the shooting in El Paso was motivated by hate, we're more resolved than ever to foster an inclusive environment where all people are valued and welcomed. Our store in El Paso is well known as a tight-knit community hub, where we serve customers from both sides of the border. I continue to be amazed at the strength and resilience we find in the diversity of communities where we live and work," McMillon wrote Tuesday in a lengthy statement on his Instagram page.

    McMillon said Walmart is "a learning organization, and we'll work to understand the many important issues arising from El Paso and Southaven as well as those raised in the broader national discussion around gun violence. We'll be thoughtful and deliberate in our responses, and will act in a way that reflects our best values and ideals, focused on the needs of our customers, associates and communities."

    Shootings at the company's stores include not only Saturday's El Paso massacre and the July 30 attack at the Mississippi Walmart, but also a November 2017 rampage in which three Walmart customers were killed by a gunman in Colorado.

    Walmart, the nation's biggest retailer and largest private employer, hasn't sold the kind of gun used in the El Paso shooting in years. In 2015, it stopped selling the type of gun used in Sunday's Dayton, Ohio, shooting that killed nine. Walmart raised the minimum age to buy a gun to 21 after the Parkland, Florida, school massacre in 2018.

    Gun violence over the past two weeks — including a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California on July 28 that killed three — has sparked increased criticism of Walmart over gun sales. The company said in a statement after Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso that it was "in shock," but many people on social media, including celebrities, said that as a major firearms seller, Walmart's words were hollow and the retailer should stop selling guns.

    Walmart does go beyond current federal laws regulating firearms sales and requires background checks before purchase, but Andrew Ross Sorkin, a columnist for The New York Times, wrote Monday in an open letter to the Walmart CEO that "in the depths of this crisis lies an opportunity: for you to help end this violence."

    "You, singularly, have a greater chance to use your role as the chief executive of the country's largest retailer and largest seller of guns — with greater sway over the entire ecosystem that controls gun sales in the United States than any other individual in corporate America," Sorkin wrote.

    The El Paso shooting wasn't the fault of McMillon, and the legally purchased guns used in El Paso and Dayton were not bought at Walmart, he wrote, but he added "it is your moral responsibility" to help end gun violence.

    " … Guns in America travel through a manufacturing and supply chain that relies on banks like Wells Fargo, software companies like Microsoft, and delivery and logistics giants like Federal Express and UPS. All of those companies, in turn, count Walmart as a crucial client."

    "Economists have a term for the kind of influence you wield: economic leverage.

    "Walmart has used this leverage for years over its suppliers, partners, distributors, rivals — even cities and states."

    He went on to point out that other CEOs, including Marc Benioff of Salesforce, have pushed their companies to stop working with retailers that sell weapons, high-capacity ammunition magazines and accessories that increase the firing capacity of guns.

    "The 22 people who died in your store this past weekend deserve more than words of consolation to their families," the letter concluded. "They deserve a leader who is going to work to make sure it never happens again."

    Other companies have gotten out of the gun business, including Dick's Sporting Goods, which banned assault weapons in 2018 and removed guns from stores earlier. Ed Stack, the company's chief executive, was among four CEOs who signed a letter supporting the universal gun control bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. He also joined Everytown For Gun Safety, a nonprofit founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that advocates for gun control.

    A study earlier this year concluded that reducing the availability of guns can reduce gun violence. The researchers concluded that states with more permissive gun laws and greater gun ownership had higher rates of mass shootings, and that a growing divide appears to be emerging between restrictive and permissive states.

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    What kind of psycho says and does these kind of things?

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/08/polit...age/index.html

    Some of President Donald Trump's own aides conceded Thursday that his visits to two cities in mourning did not go as planned, as a new video revealed he bragged about crowd sizes while visiting patients at an El Paso hospital.

    "That was some, that was some crowd," Trump said, according to cell phone video from one attendee. "And we had twice the number outside. And then you had this crazy Beto. Beto had like 400 people in a parking lot, they said his crowd was wonderful."

    White House officials blocked reporters and their cameras from entering the two hospitals during his visits to Ohio and Texas this week, a move they said was out of respect for the patients' privacy. But according to one person familiar with the President's reaction, the President lashed out at his staff for keeping the cameras away from him, complaining that he wasn't receiving enough credit. Aides had feared a moment like the one that is now going viral — where the President appears to focus on himself in front of those still recovering from a tragedy.

    Trump associates the city of El Paso with his first political rally of 2019, where he made his case for a border wall and feuded with Beto O'Rourke, who would soon announce he was running for president and held a counterprotest in a park nearby. Trump's campaign still owes the city of El Paso more than $500,000 in police and public safety fees from that visit.

    While at least two top staffers publicly defended the President's trip — with one longtime aide claiming he was treated like "a rock star" at the Dayton, Ohio, hospital — multiple staffers agreed behind the scenes that it wasn't successful from the administration's viewpoint. They conceded Trump spent too much time lashing out at local officials, who Trump criticized after they praised his interactions with patients but criticized his stance on guns.

    Trump was also unhappy with the visit. He fumed about the coverage on the long flight back to Washington, one person said, though he remained positive in public.
    "We had an amazing day," Trump said in the corridor of an emergency coordination center in El Paso. "As you know, we left Ohio. And the love and the respect for the office of the presidency, it was -- I wish you could have been in there to see it. I wish you could have been in there."

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