The two massacres that the US have witnessed back to back are some of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. The one which was attempted at Dayton, Ohio saw suspect shot to death at the crime scene only while in the rampage related to El Paso, Texas, firstly we had heard about three of suspects getting arrested and later law officials confirmed that only one of the suspect is in custody.
Suspect Of El Paso, Texas’ Massacre Is In Arrest
At 12:11 p.m. local time, the El Paso Police Department notified through a tweet that “We have multi reports of multiple shooters.” While after the arrest of the single suspect El Paso Police Department Sgt. Robert Gomez said that “At this time, we do have one person in custody. We don’t believe there’s anybody outstanding”.
Scene is still Active. We have multi reports of multiple shooters. Please avoid area police conducting search of a very large area. Media staging will be given when area is secure.
— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) August 3, 2019
The gunman identified as Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas was taken into custody with the charges of capital murder, court records revealed. On Sunday the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, John Bash explained that the federal authorities are investigating the incident as an act of “domestic terrorism.” It means the suspect was with the intent of “coercing and intimidating a civilian population.”
Bash revealed that authorities are also taking hate crimes and federal firearms charges into consideration against Crusius. The charges fetched the death penalty if a person found guilty. “We’re going to do what we do to terrorists in this country, which is to deliver swift and certain justice,” Bash stated in a Sunday’s press conference.
Gomez also talked about the suspect. He reported that Crusius was “taken into custody without incident.” Also, no officials fired their weapons in order to arrest him.
Mexicans Were At Shooter’s Gunpoint
Two law enforcement officials stated to ABC News that after the arrest Crusius told them that he wanted to fire at as many Mexicans as possible.
Without revealing much about what Crusius revealed to law officials El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said during Sunday’s news conference that “He was forthcoming with information. He basically didn’t hold anything back”.
The officials also claimed that an assault-style rifle, similar to an AK-47 was recovered from the crime scene. Several magazines were also found with the gun.
20 Killed And 20 Injured
Allen at a news conference Saturday night confirmed that the shooter took the life of 20 people. On the other hand, the other 26 left wounded. The injured are aged between two years to 82.
Shooter Stormed In Walmart Having More Than 1000 People
The shooter stormed at Walmart which is located at the Cielo Vista Mall, one of city’s most popular mall, especially among Mexicans. Walmart, at the time of mass execution, was a stud with more than 100 employees and between 1,000 and 3,000 Saturday morning back-to-school shoppers as per the preliminary estimation.
Donald Trump’s reaction:
Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas. Reports are very bad, many killed. Working with State and Local authorities, and Law Enforcement. Spoke to Governor to pledge total support of Federal Government. God be with you all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2019