There have been two mass shootings this weekend. One, in El Paso, Texas, left 20 people dead and over 24 others injured. The second one took place in Dayton, Ohio and left at least nine people dead and more than two dozen injured.
We know a bit more about the El Paso shooting that took place at a shopping center on Saturday morning. The suspect is currently in police custody.
Twenty people were killed and more than two dozen others were injured in a late-morning shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Saturday evening.
“Texas grieves with the people of El Paso today,” the Republican governor said in a press conference joined by other officials and law enforcement.
El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said the suspect in custody is a 21-year-old white man from Allen, Texas. He would not name the individual, but a law enforcement source in El Paso told the Washington Examiner that Patrick Crusius was taken custody.
Allen said the first call to police came in at 10:39 a.m., and the first police officer arrived on the scene in six minutes. Allen said there were 26 people who were injured in the shooting. He also said the state of Texas would be the lead agency prosecuting the suspect, and potential capital murder charges are being considered.
Allen said investigators have a manifesto believed to be from the suspect that “indicates to some degree, has a nexus to potential hate crime.” Investigators looking for a motive were examining online postings by the suspect, who is from Allen, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas.
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President Trump weighed in, strongly condemning the alleged actions of the suspect.
The Dayton shooting occurred in the overnight hours and less is known at this point. The suspect was reportedly shot and killed by police at the scene.
In the second mass shooting in less than 14 hours, at least nine people are dead and more than two dozen wounded after someone opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday, according to police.
In addition, the suspected shooter was shot and killed by responding officers within one minute of opening fire, Mayor Nan Whaley said at a Sunday morning press conference. Police said they were only aware of one shooter.
Authorities responded quickly to the shooting, first reported at 1 a.m., and said police are regularly present in the crowded district popular with tourists and locals.
. . . . The shooting took place in Dayton’s Oregon District, a collection of bars, restaurants and local businesses in the city’s downtown. The entire shooting took place outside, police said.
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These are developing stories, and we will have more as more becomes known.DONATE
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