Walmart El Paso Shooting: 20 People Have Been Killed, Police Say

Walmart El Paso Shooting: 20 People Have Been Killed, Police Say

The recently turned 21-year-old has been identified by the U.S. media as the sole gunman of the shooting at Walmart store near the Cielo Vista Mall on Saturday.

Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department, said more officers were assigned to Downtown Summerfest at Civic Plaza on Saturday night and will boost their presence around shopping malls and department stores such as Walmart for the remainder of the back-to-school shopping weekend. He is a white male in his 20s, Gomez said.

"It's not what we're about", he said at the news conference with Gov. Greg Abbott and the police chief. Together the two assaults wounded more than 50 people, some of them critically, and shocked even a nation that has grown accustomed to regular spasms of gun violence.

Eleven other victims were being treated at Del Sol Medical Center, hospital spokesman Victor Guerrero said. She didn't say how many victims there were. Authorities say the bodies cannot be removed until the crime scene is processed - which could take days. Some of the patients were in surgery while others were in stable condition, he added. Seven patients required emergency operations and Flaherty said majority will likely need more procedures in the coming days. USA media has named him as Patrick Crusius.

Law enforcement sources told NBC News that Crusius is from the Dallas area and that a second person was taken into custody but it was not immediately known if the person was involved in the mass shooting.

Before the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March, an account believed to belong to the gunman posted a link to an 87-page white nationalist manifesto on Twitter and 8chan.

"Our thoughts are with the victims and their families". "We also want everyone to feel safe and enjoy Summerfest".

Police said by midafternoon that a suspect was in custody and the public was no longer in danger.

All the fatalities happened outside in the street, police said.

Three Walmart employees took refuge at a nearby Landry's Seafood house, restaurant manager Oscar Collazo told CNN.

Reports of an active shooter were received at 10:39 local time, and law enforcement officers were on the scene within six minutes, Mr Allen said.

There is no information about a possible motive in the shooting. The author also insisted that "my opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president".

"Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas, "the President tweeted". It defines mass shooting as an incident in which at least four people are wounded or killed in a shooting.

Local authorities said around 3 p.m. "God be with you all!"

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who once represented the area in Congress, addressed the shooting while at a speaking event in Las Vegas. "We were about to pay and when she looked back she said it's actually men shooting, 'get down, get down" she told my little brother and I.

"I'm incredibly saddened and it's very hard to think about this".

"We are going to aggressively prosecute it both as capital murder but also as a hate crime, which is exactly what it appears to be", Texas Governor Abbott told reporters.

The shooting is the 21st mass killing in the United States in 2019, and the fifth public mass shooting.

He said the state had deployed troopers, special agents, tactical teams and aircraft. "The state of Texas will do everything it can to ensure justice is delivered to the perpetrators of this heinous act". He is from Allen, which is a almost 10-hour drive from El Paso.

Actually, it was the 251st, according to the Gun Violence Archive, an NGO.

Making his way out to the parking lot, Oakley saw "a whole bunch" of children without their parents - and sprung into action.

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