Published: Mon, August 12, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

El Paso shooter confesses he was targeting Mexicans

El Paso shooter confesses he was targeting Mexicans

Claudia Duran, a spokeswoman for the El Paso County district attorney, said that won't happen until the investigation by El Paso police and the FBI concludes.

Several NFL teams are doing their part to help support the victims of last week's deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

It isn't known whether the gun she inquired about was the weapon used in the attack.

He told them, "I'm the shooter", Detective Adrian Garcia said in the affidavit, which was filed to a judge on Sunday, the day after the shooting, reports The Washington Post.

Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told NPR 21-year-old Patrick Wood Crusius was in the left hand lane of an intersection when rangers pulled up behind him. Crusius told law enforcement members he wanted to kill as many Mexicans as possible, sources told ABC News.

Authorities said Crusius drove more than 10 hours from his hometown near Dallas, Texas, to the predominantly Hispanic border city of El Paso to carry out the shootings.

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"This was not a volatile, explosive, erratic behaving kid", CNN quoted Chris Ayres as saying. The suspected gunman, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, of Allen, Texas, has been booked on capital murder charges. It's not like alarm bells were going off, ' Ayres told CNN.

A lawyer for the family of the man accused of killing 22 people in El Paso, Texas, says they never heard him articulate views contained in a racist screed that appeared online before the attack.

The twin shootings have reignited calls for tighter laws on gun control with hundreds of protesters taking to the streets across the United States in a bid to pressurise the Donald Trump administration to take stringent steps to prevent such incidents.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is donating $100,000 to be distributed between the El Paso Community Foundation's El Paso Shooting Victims' Fund and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation's El Paso Victims Relief Fund.

On Friday, President Donald Trump, who travelled to El Paso earlier this week, pledged to take a "serious" look at passing new gun control measures to strengthen the background check system.

In an address to the nation on Monday, Trump rejected racism and white supremacist ideology, and said he supported "red flag" laws allowing authorities to confiscate weapons from people believed to present grave risks.

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