Horror unfolded yesterday in El Paso, Texas as a 21-year-old shooter entered a Walmart and started killing shoppers. In the end, 20 were dead and 26 were wounded. The shooter is Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas. He released a hate-filled manifesto shortly before he started his killing spree. He’s now in custody. If I didn’t know better, I’d say the shooter is a plant. At the very least… he’s a useful idiot.
“Texas grieves with the people of El Paso today,” stated Gov. Greg Abbott at an evening news conference following one of the deadliest mass shootings in America. The casualties were the highest number since 2017, when gunmen killed 58 and 26 people, respectively, in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas. “The scene was a horrific one,” said El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen, who added that many of the wounded had life-threatening injuries. It was chaos and sheer terror.
Texas state lawmaker Jeff Leach said in a tweeted statement that the shooter graduated from Plano Senior High School in 2017. Over a dozen police officers surrounded this guy’s home in Allen, which is about 26 miles north of Dallas. There were agents from the FBI, Texas Department of Public Safety and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Eventually, a woman let the officers enter the home.
Neighbors say a sweet, retired couple who attend church on a regular basis lives in the home. Their lives will never be the same… the sins of the son or grandson are visited on the family. According to public records, Crusius’ last known address was his family’s home in Allen, Texas, where he lived with his parents, twin sister and older brother.
— KFOX14 News (@KFOX14) August 3, 2019
The manifesto is full of racism, hatred, and Marxism. Although the leftist media and Democrats are painting this as a right-wing killer, the exact opposite is true. The KKK and white nationalists were started by the left and that is the bent of this shooter. The kid also wants things like universal income and healthcare. He is also an environmentalist. The shooter is a mix of the worst on the left and the right. So, don’t believe everything you hear out there and read the manifesto for yourself. A copy is at the end of this post. The suspect will likely face capital murder charges and possibly domestic terrorism.
Initial reports of the shooting came in at 10:39 a.m. and first responders arrived six minutes later. Police asked people to stay away from the area and to look for missing family members at a school being used as a reunification area. El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told reporters shortly before 1 p.m. that one person was in custody and there was no longer an “imminent threat” to the area.
Now in the beautiful city of El Paso.
Texans grieve today for the people of this wonderful place.
We unite in support of all the victims.
We thank First Responders for their swift action.
We ask God to bind up the wounds of all who’ve been harmed. pic.twitter.com/2l8jDPHbe1
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 3, 2019
When the Walmart was breached there were hundreds of shoppers there and about 100 employees. It was a gun-free zone and ripe for this kind of attack. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. The shooter was taken into custody with no resistance and no law enforcement officers fired their weapons.
From Fox News:
“Ryan Mielke, a spokesman for University Medical Center of El Paso, told Fox News that 13 patients — one of whom died at the hospital — were being treated at the facility’s Level 1 trauma center. Mielke told the Associated Press that two children, ages 2 and 9, were stabilized at the medical center before being transferred to the neighboring El Paso Children’s Hospital.
My heart is with everyone in El Paso struck by this unspeakable evil. Heidi & I are praying for the victims & their families & are grateful for the first responders, local authorities & law enforcement working tirelessly to bring the perpetrator of this depraved act to justice.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) August 3, 2019
“Del Sol Medical Center told Fox News it had received 11 patients, nine of whom were critical but stable condition and two who were in stable condition. The patients’ ages ranged from 35 to 82, the hospital said.
“Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said late Saturday that three Mexican nationals had been killed in the shooting, while Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said that six Mexicans were wounded. Ebrard identified three of the wounded as 45-year-old Mario de Alba Montes, 44-year-old Olivia Mariscal Rodriguez, and 10-year-old Erika de Alba Mariscal. Ebrard added that the man and woman are from Chihuahua and all three are being treated at an El Paso hospital. The other three wounded Mexicans were two men and a woman from Torreon, in Coahuila state, and Ciudad Juarez. Their names were not given.”
Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas. Reports are very bad, many killed. Working with State and Local authorities, and Law Enforcement. Spoke to Governor to pledge total support of Federal Government. God be with you all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2019
President Trump initially tweeted that there had been: “Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas. Reports are very bad, many killed. Working with State and Local authorities, and Law Enforcement. Spoke to Governor to pledge total support of Federal Government. God be with you all!”
Hours later, Trump tweeted that the shooting “was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people. [First lady] Melania and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the great people of Texas.”
Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2019
Gov. Abbott said the shooting was “a heinous and senseless act of violence.” “Our hearts go out to the victims of this horrific shooting and to the entire community in this time of loss,” he said.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said his office was “ready to give full support to all federal, state, and local law enforcement who are on the scene now and to those who will be conducting the ongoing investigation.”
— KTSM 9 News (@KTSMtv) August 3, 2019
Initially, the police said there were multiple shooters and that this was a gang initiation. They walked that back later.
El Paso, which has about 680,000 residents, is in West Texas and sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico. The city has become a focal point of the ongoing debate over Trump’s immigration policies. Communist Antifa is descending on the city in September to protest border detentions and to face off with the Border Patrol.
We're in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where store 2201 & club 6502 are located. We’re praying for the victims, the community & our associates, as well as the first responders. We’re working closely with law enforcement & will update as appropriate.
— Walmart (@Walmart) August 3, 2019
One racist snippet from the shooter’s manifesto reads: “I am against race mixing because it destroys genetic diversity and creates identity problems….But the idea of deporting or murdering all non-white Americans is horrific. Many have been here as long as the whites, and have done as much to build our country. The best solution to this, for now, would be to divide America int a confederacy of territories with at least 1 territory for each race.” You decide what this sounds like.
Every leftist politician in or near Texas is blaming this on President Trump which is just wrong and a lie. This was a hate crime but the blame is this kid’s own regardless of what celebrities, craven Democrats, and communists claim.
I am without words, filled with rage and overwhelmed with sadness. https://t.co/RP7pUbRXS9
— Master, mentor, general, OB1 Kenobi (@rromero90) August 3, 2019
— Jorge Salgado (@SalgadoPhoto_) August 3, 2019
— Sam Pye (@freddie1999) August 3, 2019
Statement on shooting in El Paso: pic.twitter.com/hsCXYGNLGg
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) August 3, 2019
A law enforcement official in El Paso told me the Walmart shooter is in custody. Patrick Crusius of Dallas. Just turned 21 years old this week. pic.twitter.com/CEJh6rYij1
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) August 3, 2019
McDonald’s inside Walmart near Cielo Vista pic.twitter.com/DUGz0YsDui
— Joshua Anthony ∞ (@itsjawwsh_) August 3, 2019
Warning: This video contains graphic content.
Victims of the shooting in the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas are transported and treated by emergency responders Saturday pic.twitter.com/zYBEVQL494
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) August 3, 2019
Shoppers leaving the scene of a mass shooting at Cielo Vista mall in El Paso. pic.twitter.com/4muC1fKj8R
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 3, 2019
AF NEWS: At least 18 people have been shot or injured inside a Walmart at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas. A few days ago a gunman killed 2 people in a Mississippi Walmart. Not 2 weeks have passed since the Gilroy, California shooting. pic.twitter.com/6JDQ0tb3nm
— AF (@admissionfeeaf) August 3, 2019
FBI, CBP, EP Police, fire Border Patrol, DPS all on scene near Wal Mart in El Paso. pic.twitter.com/DKHDROtJSZ
— Julian Aguilar (@nachoaguilar) August 3, 2019
BREAKING: FBI investigating possible manifesto from the shooter which starts with the following two sentences: "In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the
Hispanic invasion of Texas"
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) August 3, 2019
"My ideology has not changed for several years. My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president. I putting this here because some people will blame the President…for the attack. This is not the case. "
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) August 3, 2019
Sources: Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit (1), Gateway Pundit (2), TheBlaze, Breitbart (2), RedState, The Daily Wire, The Daily Mail (1), The Daily Mail (2), The RightScoop, The Daily Caller, Drudge Report