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Patrick Crusius was identified as the suspect in the shooting at Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, by the Washington Examiner. Crusius, 21, is from the Dallas/Fort Worth area and is currently in police custody.

Crusius, 21, reportedly attended Collin College in McKinney, Texas from fall 2017 through spring 2019. The district president of the school, Dr. Neil Matkin, issued a statement saying that Collin College was “saddened and horrified by the news.”

“Collin College is prepared to cooperate fully with state and federal authorities in their investigation of this senseless tragedy. We join the governor and all Texans in expressing our heartfelt concern for the victims of the shooting and their loved ones,” Matkin said.

NBC News reports there were at least 19 people killed in the August 3 shooting with a further 40 injured. The exact number of injuries and deceased victims has not been officially confirmed. Police have also not officially confirmed the suspect’s name, saying at a press conference only that he is a white male in his 20s.

Area hospitals reported there were a total of 24 injured people among the hospitals, including two children. Also among the injured were military service members from Fort Bliss, according to local news reports.

Police scanner traffic from the area suggested that Crusius was taken into custody about noon local time. The shooting began about 10 a.m., officials said. The FBI and ATF responded to the scene, alongside the El Paso Police Department and other state and local police departments.

A motive for the attack has not been officially confirmed by police, but CNN reports that an online posting that appears to have been made by the suspect is being investigated by the FBI.

The shopping areas in the area of the Cielo Vista Mall is near the United States border with Mexico. It is a popular location to shop for people on both sides of the border. License plates from both the United States and Mexico are on cars in the parking lots, NBC reported.

A Walmart employee told KTSM she thought boxes were being dropped when she first heard the gunfire. She asked to be identified only by her first name, Leslie.

“I thought it was just like loud boxes being dropped or something, until they got closer and closer,” she said. “That’s when I looked at my co-worker, and we looked at each other like shocked and scared.”

She said she tried to rescue as many people as she could.

“I got all the people that I could. I even found a little girl that was missing from her parents, and I got her, too. I tried to get as many people as I could out,” she said.

There were thousands of people inside the Walmart when the shooting began, according to police.

Adriana Quezada, 39, was in the store with her two children. She initially thought the gunshots were construction.

“I heard the shots but I thought they were hits, like roof construction,”she told the Associated Press.

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  1. Chris

    August 4, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Look at this picture. I carry everywhere. If I see a guy doing this I’m pulling and firing in a tick Tock. Carry for everyone, these will cease immediately.

  2. Carl J Bujan

    August 4, 2019 at 10:57 am

    H.R. 38: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019

    Updated 12/4/17) This legislation was amended to also include the Fix NICS Act of 2017, which would look to ensure that government agencies comply with existing law and report criminal records to the FBI for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. A full summary of that section can be found below. The original portion of this bill — the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 — would allow individuals who have a concealed carry license to carry a concealed weapon in other states that grant concealed carry licenses as long as they abide by that state’s laws. Concealed carry license holders would still not be able to carry their weapons in states that don’t grant concealed carry licenses.
    Concealed carry permit holders would be required to have their license or permit with them, in addition to a government-issued photo ID card, and be in compliance with the gun laws of the state they are in.
    It is time to pass H.R. 38: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019
    The police Chief is absolutely right no law would have prevented the last mass shooting, but this will work.
    The ignorance of our politicians and gun free zones. It is time to pass H.R. 38: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019.
    There is a city named Kennesaw in Georgia and they have a law that it is mandatory that every family must own a gun, this law in Kennesaw Georgia was pasted 15 years ago and in all that time there has only been one murder and crime is almost nonexistent. There is another city called Rifle in Colorado Where everyone openly carry a gun and they can’t remember the last time someone was arrested.

  3. Kevin

    August 4, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I said months ago, That Democrats would find Idiots to Manufacture these Mass Gun Killings leading up to the Elections!! Democrats are Evil enough to sacrifice several people in these gun killings to get their Talking Points
    Of Stop Gun Violence in the MSM!!! Notice every Democratic Candidate rushed to blame shooting on Gun Violence & Pres. Trump and Not One Of Them Thpught Of The Victims First!!!
    Watch there will be more Mass Gun Murders before the 2020 Election!!!! Manufactured and Conspired by Democrats !

  4. Ginny

    August 4, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Where do they find these mentally ill young people to do the shootings???? Through liberal mind control indoctrination? ? All of these young men have been loners
    Hooked on Social Media 24/7!!!

    You better believe Democrats will Stop At Nothing to Win in 2020!!! Let’s not forget what happened to Pres. Kennedy when the Deep State wanted him out of office!

  5. Sue Jackson

    August 6, 2019 at 6:40 am

    I have two comments then I will delete this story, praying that we never see it posted anywhere ever again. First, I cannot help but to see that this young man walked through the door into the Mall with headphones on, holding the gun in front of him, at the ready to begin shooting. Had there been a security person or just a regular citizen armed with a weapon inside the Mall day there would have been only one death that day. It would have been this EVIL Mentally Disturbed Individual instead of the men, women & children just out for a day of shopping. Second, I thought the Media providers had all agreed & made a statement that they would not ‘glorify the murderer’ by telling his story, yet here we are. There has been non-stop on air & print media coverage which is to some other mentally disturbed evil being the ‘how to map’ for them to commit such a horrific act. I have always believed that people learn what they live & live what they learn. Who will this constant Media coverage incentivize to be the next shooter? How many will die this time?

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