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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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81 Comments
Sue Jackson August 6, 2019
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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?
Ginny August 4, 2019
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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!
Kevin August 4, 2019
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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 !
Carl J Bujan August 4, 2019
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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.
Chris August 4, 2019
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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.
Gordon August 4, 2019
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In Texas ! Surprised no Concealed Citizen shot this shitsack !
cc August 4, 2019
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Gun free zone? Gun free to the LAW abiding citizen. Doesn't seem to be gun free to the crazy who shot up the place. Gun free wow another way to put a target on the back of the innocents.
Don August 4, 2019
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And in other news the Dems "condemn" the shooting when their rhetoric is causing it. Those in government anywhere who pushes this garbage need to be held accountable.....those like Waters, for example, and the parents also need to be held accountable for raising this garbage. IOW, when is our governments going to start doing their jobs at ALL levels and deal with the garbage from top to bottom in a manner that causes these punks to think twice about doing it???? The way to make this country safer is to remove the -3sd savages from society, period.
Alan Doud August 4, 2019
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We have to ask ourselves why all of a sudden mass shootings. Guns have been around a long time and even an M1 could be turned into an automatic weapon. I knew a kid he did it back in the early 60's He never shot up any place. This is a recent phenomenon, so what is different. Each case and motive is probably different, but our society isn't the same. Perhaps it is the taking of God out of everything and banning the ten commandments. Maybe telling kids growing up their special and the unrealistic lie you can be whatever you want. So when they fail they seek immortality by committing such vicious acts. could it be single parent families or both parents working. I don't know, but we need to review what is different All the laws in the world is not going to stop it. We need to get to the core of what is creating such animosity, lack of respect for life and others.
Jay August 4, 2019
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Like the Gilroy, CA Garlic Festival shooting= meant to Distract you from what they DON'T Want in the news: https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/17/dispatcher-claims-she-was-fired-for-opposing-gilroy-police-departments-sexually-charged-culture/ more Pervy-Feel-Yas
Jay August 4, 2019
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....another Deep State/CIA MK Ultra-ed Recruited "lone wolf" shooter= all to blame on Trump, Guns
Paula Blissett August 4, 2019
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My deepest condolences go out to the family of the injured and deceased... THIS POS, MFER, WILL GET HIS KARMA IN PRISON, HE WON'T LAST LONG! WHAT A FUCKING WASTE OF TAX PAYER MONEY!
Greg Poll August 4, 2019
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Let the blaming and rush to judgment begin. We know how it goes by now. The rush to cast the first stone. Pray for those who persecute you.
Robert N Schick August 4, 2019
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Where was the Walmart security, hiding in the bathroom? They have carry permits in Texas..No good guy or gal with a gun? Was this another CIA, Syops stooges using one of their hypnotized drone shooters?
JERRY August 4, 2019
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NOTE HOW CAREFULLY THEY STATED HE WAS A WHITE MALE.
Steve Fye August 4, 2019
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You can bet that if he was a leftist liberal you won't hear a peep about it. But if he's a conservative, you'll hear it every day until you want to scream. I don't care what anyone says, I'm not giving up my guns ever ever ever. So don't even go there.
WEF August 4, 2019
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DAMN!!! It's McLovin
Don Raul August 4, 2019
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This POS should be hanged from one of the Walmart parking lot light poles and left there to rot as a deterrent for another would be shooter.
Bill August 4, 2019
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That puke looks like a mental case! My bet his only date he's ever had has been with his right hand! He's just another spoiled-brat Hillary-worshipping LOSER who needs to be taken out and hung! We don't need to keep those lunatics alive in our prisons. We need to bring back public hangings. Give them a week to talk, then HANG them from their evil neck until dead!!!
Scotty August 4, 2019
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I have to wonder what the average occupancy the average Walmart has at mid-morning on a Saturday. Certainly more than most of the week, but “THOUSANDS”?? I have a hard time imagining “thousands” in ANY one Walmart outside of Black Friday rushes!!
Glenn Frischmann August 4, 2019
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We need to really investigate this shitpile. Is he or was he under psychiatric care? If he was/is investigate the psychiatrist to see how he was being treated. I find it kind of funny that a week after a mass shooting was interrupted by the police another one erupts and has a higher body count. I still believe these shootings have some type of pattern and that they are not random. The government needs to find the cause behind the crazies.
YouKnowItsTrue August 4, 2019
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They keep him alive to find out if he acted alone and gey as much information as they can out of him. I'm sure it take s a lot of restraint on their parts to not shoot him, I can only imagine.
Dan August 4, 2019
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Looks like an incel.....probably still lives with his parent(s). Can't get laid, might not have ever even dated. Is angry and frustrated at the world because life isn't fair.....and it isn't. Odds are he's a libtard lefty....and odds are good that FarceBook etc. are hard at work scrubbing his internet profiles of any and all postings that would show his political outlook.
ERIC August 4, 2019
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BTW, he looks like an angry, hateful, violent thug! Most likely a libtard, no doubt!
ERIC August 4, 2019
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I agree w/shooting this bastard dead! I wonder if he really is is a profa shit, or just a Trump hating commie loon!
Toni August 4, 2019
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I also see a big problem happening these days & it is apparent in this case. Please parents, keep your children by your side & don't let them leave your side. If they are toddlers or tend to wander off use a child's leash or put them in the cart. Too old for a leash or to ride in the cart? Then they are old enough to understand "do not leave my side". Every time I go into a place to shop I see children allowed to go read books or check out the toys several aisle's from the parent. There was a time when this was OK. But not anymore. Imagine the fear that went into those children today who were separated from their parent. No longer can people say "well that is what kids do" which I have heard plenty of lately. Times are changing and no longer does that phrase have meaning.
Christine Bradley August 4, 2019
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Stop teaching these kids only liberal beliefs as the gospel, anything else to them is to be destroyed.
Mark August 4, 2019
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Don't worry about the cops not killing him. Wait until he gets to prison. Somebody will give him the jailhouse justice he deserves.
DTT August 4, 2019
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I do not understand why law enforcement arrests these scum bags ALIVE!!!! Put a couple rounds right into their face so nobody will see them normal again, including at the funeral. There is no reason to keep human sewage like this alive.
supergun August 4, 2019
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Hang these son of bitches and this stuff will stop
Michael August 4, 2019
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Why the fuck do the police even bother to take a piece of shit like this into custody?! In situations like this they should be given the order "Shoot to kill!" Just kill the son of a bitch! He's shooting people, why the fuck do you need to arrest him and waste money on processing and a trial, and providing food for this maggot?! Just put one between his fucking eyes right there on the scene and be done with it! Enough is enough with these mother fuckers!
REM1875 August 4, 2019
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Let me guess ........another emo who can't get laid ??? ..........Well his sex life is about to improve !!!
Stephen Russell August 4, 2019
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Enough, Weve had enough Mass shootings: Solutions: Everyone conceal carry. X train staff to use guns, MACE etc. Nationwide Active shooting Plan See Secret Service report MAPS: MassAttacks in Public Spaces . X train everyone on weapons, No more wimp guards. More cameras OK bodycams Nationwide
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