Earlier today a gunman walked into a WalMart in Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, TX, and opened fire. At this writing it is reported that 19 people were murdered and another 40 wounded in one way or another. The gunman, 21-year old Patrick Crusius from the Dallas area of Texas was apprehended at the scene and is in police custody.
At this point we really don’t know much more than that and we can be certain that much of what is circulating now will probably be false. Here are some quick hits.
Statement from AG William Barr on El Paso Shooting:
“The Justice Department joins in mourning with the people of El Paso, Texas. Those who commit such atrocities should be held accountable swiftly and to the fullest extent the law allows.” – Attorney General William P. Barr
— Pete Williams (@PeteWilliamsNBC) August 3, 2019
This man is an American hero. During the mass shooting in El Paso, he acted to save as many children as possible and used his legally owned weapon to help.
This man represents everything that’s great about this country. pic.twitter.com/69ovEw3uhN
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 3, 2019
Line of people waiting to donate blood in El Paso. 🙌🏽 https://t.co/2iXabt84Rw
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) August 3, 2019
FBI will likely take over El Paso mass shooting and investigate as a ‘hate crime’: CNN panel
— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 3, 2019
— OurGuy (@Ourguy_) August 3, 2019
We’ll update the story as facts are known.