Shooting at El Paso mall with multiple fatalities.

By |2019-08-03T14:19:45-08:00August 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |66 Comments


Courtesy of WaPo:

Multiple people were shot and killed at a Walmart in El Paso on Saturday afternoon, sending shoppers inside and at a local mall racing for cover in a chaotic scene that prompted a massive police and medical response, local authorities and government officials said.

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick told Fox News that a 21-year-old man is in custody in connection with the shooting, which unfolded in the area of Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso. As many as 20 people are dead, Patrick said.

Authorities said around 3 p.m. Eastern time that there were was no longer an active threat. There was conflicting information about the number of suspects. While police said one suspect was in custody, El Paso’s mayor said there were three.

“I can only say that we have one suspect in custody right now,” a police spokesman told reporters.

At the time of this post there is some confusion about the number of injured and the number of fatalities. 

There were also earlier reports of multiple shooters but only one individual has been taken into custody.

It has been confirmed that the individual who has been arrested is a white male, whose social media accounts indicate support for Donald Trump, and who used an AK47 or similar type weapon to kill and injure multiple people.

Trump, by the way, has already offered his half-hearted condolences. 

He was golfing again today so what more could you really expect?

Beto O’Rourke offered a little more compassion.

A number of other 2020 candidates have chimed is as well, all of them demonstrating far more humanity than the orange tinted toddler. 

However even Trump’s foot is not as deeply wedged in his mouth as the foot of Texas Goveror Greg Abbott.

Oh yeah, that’s definitely going to leave a mark. 

At least one hero emerged from all of the chaos. 

And look he did not even use his weapon to save those children. 

I can only imagine how disappointing that must be for the NRA.

Update: Courtesy of the shooter’s social media accounts.

I see that Trump’s message is being received loud and clear.

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66 Comments

  1. Old Redneck August 3, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Gryph writes: ” It has been confirmed that the individual who has been arrested is a white male, whose social media accounts indicate support for Donald Trump, and who used an AK47 or similar type weapon to kill and injure multiple people. ”

    Must be fake news. No doubt he’s a registered Democrat who voted for Hillary. Right?

  2. Anonymous August 3, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    I’m all for Republican ammosexuals losing family members to a mass shooting. It’s the only way to teach them a lesson. They have no empathy for others until and unless something happens to them. By the way, about 5 minutes after Trump sent out that tweet he was tweeting his good luck wishes to some wrestler. He doesn’t give a fuck about anyone but himself.

  3. Anonymous August 3, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Here’s the gun nut who entered Walmart in El Paso today & shot at least 18 people with an AK-47 style rifle, which you can legally buy in Texas. These assault weapons were banned at the federal level until 2004 when the GOP reversed the ban
    https://twitter.com/stonecold2050/status/1157756155428368384

  4. Beaglemom August 3, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Does Texas Gov. Abbott want Texans to buy more guns? Is that what he means when he says that California crazies are buying more guns than Texas crazies? What’s wrong with the drinking water in Texas?

  5. Anonymous August 3, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Looking at how they casually arrest a white man who just killed 19+ americans vs how they treat an unarmed black man for “selling cigarettes” tells you everything you need to know about the current state of America https://twitter.com/Yvonne_Nicole_/status/1157766027528163328

  6. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Well-regulated Militia Opens Fire in Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas; Cheap Thoughts and Useless Prayers Now Being Rushed to the Scene … more on this soon-to-be-forgotten-and-then-repeated story as it develops …

    https://trends24.in/united-states/

  7. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    The #ElPaso shooter wrote a manifesto that talked about his hatred for Hispanics. So when you ask “where was he radicalized”, look no further than the words coming out of the mouth (and cesspool of a twitter feed) of the current occupant of the White House.

  8. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    The shooter in #ElPaso was a twenty-something white male, so cue the media talking about “mental illness” being the problem in 3…2…1…

    https://twitter.com/AmoneyResists/status/1157741833063227392

  9. Anon August 3, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Act fast

    Sell “El Paso Strong “ tee shirts on EBay.

    Might as well make money on these shootings.

  10. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    You’re not safe in school, you’re not safe in church, you’re not safe shopping with your kids, on the weekends, you’re not safe in movie theatres, at home, in a restaurant, in a shopping center, in a nightclub, on a beach…no place is sacred from these angry white males.

    • Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      Go to Walmart, get shot.
      Go to a garlic festival, get shot.
      Go to a concert, get shot.
      Go to church, get shot.
      Go to the movies, get shot.
      Go to work, get shot.
      Go to college, get shot.
      Go to high school, get shot.
      Go to first grade, get shot.

  11. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Stomach churning!

    So #ElPaso shooter Patrick Crusius said in his manifesto, “this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” Hm. I wonder who put that idea in his head. Let’s look at his photos. Oh. #incitement #GunViolence

    https://twitter.com/TETempleton/status/1157776596587155456

    • Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      Just read his manifesto….He used the phrase ”send them back”… I wonder whose Rally it was on National TV, where his beliefs were recently affirmed!

  12. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    White supremacist w/AK-47 walks into Walmart in #ElPaso and murders 19 people. He’s taken into custody “without incident.” He left a manifesto supporting Trump and railing against the “Hispanic invasion of Texas.”

    Politicians send thoughts and prayers.

    A rerun.

  13. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Radicalized

    Since the Sandy Hook shooting, there have been over 2,100 mass shootings.

    They weren’t Muslim terrorists. They weren’t “illegals.”

    They were radicalized here.

    https://twitter.com/paulosophia/status/1157770563844222977

  14. Anonymous in Chicago August 3, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    When will our Congress do something to stop these killings? Everyone is a potential victim. It’s now been 6-7 years since Sandy Hook and if the slaughter of little 6 year olds can’t move the legislators to change the gun laws, what will?

    Why didn’t Jake Tapper ask any of the Democratic Presidential candidates about gun control laws instead of pitting one candidate against another candidate to discuss 40 year old news?

    This is fucked-up.

  15. anon August 3, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    How is this guy doing?
    https://the-immoral-minority.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/track-palin-different-angle.jpg

    Old Deadeyes is older than Patrick Crusius and his family is aiding his mental and drug problems. Thoughts and prayers. May it workout. See something, say something.

    Teach your children well.
    https://cdn.newspunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/sarah-palin-packing.jpg

    Oops! I forgot he was innocent
    https://the-immoral-minority.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/bearded-track-palin.jpg

    Oh yeah, he was in Iraq/Afghanistan.
    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/01/15/17/4828E74900000578-5271733-image-m-12_1516037770082.jpg

  16. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:14 pm
  17. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:15 pm
  18. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Yeah, he’s white…and still alive

    https://mobile.twitter.com/search?q=%22patrick+crusius%22

  19. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Notice how the cops weren’t in fear of their lives while arresting El Paso Walmart terrorist Patrick Crusius. This guy just killed est 19 ppl. They arrested him like it wasn’t nothing. A black man flinch in a vehicle during a traffic stop and he’s killed.

    https://twitter.com/AfrDiasporaNews/status/1157772211027087360

  20. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    The shooter Patrick Crusius writes in his Manifesto:

    “This attack is in response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.”

    “Invasion” …. where have we been hearin

  21. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Sure, 21-year-old white nationalist Patrick Crusius is the latest in a seemingly endless line of domestic terrorists newly emboldened by President Shitler and his MAGA klan but the REAL threat are desperate families in cages and Congresswomen of color. #ElPaso #thedailydon

  22. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Holy shit! The manifesto

    If you read Patrick Crusius manifesto it reads like something Stephen Miller writes in Trump’s speeches. So many right wing talking points. These are talking points GOP and Trump supporters believe in. Sickening.

    https://twitter.com/AKADonaldTrump/status/1157766922706071554

  23. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:24 pm
  24. Gryphen August 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Now saying 19 dead and 40 injured.

    This was a bad one.

  25. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    If young black or Muslim men were walking into schools and malls and movie theaters and randomly slaughtering Americans — including children! — with anything near this frequency Congress would have acted LONG ago.

    https://twitter.com/CharlesMBlow/status/1157767475167207424

    • Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      When the Black Panthers brought guns into the California state house Ronald Reagan himself signed legislation restricting the carrying of weapons (along with other governors) and the NRA was not bent out of shape. NEVER underestimate the power of race and racism in this country.

  26. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Thoughts and prayers? More like fucking greed!

    https://twitter.com/igorvolsky/status/1157746117620244481

  27. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    NRA gouls are ecstatic!

    45 days a go, @NRA
    celebrated a “highly successful” year in Texas loosening the state’s gun laws even further.

    https://twitter.com/igorvolsky/status/1157743233721688064

  28. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    “Too soon?”

    Columbine.”
    Or Aurora.
    Or Parkland.
    Or Pulse.
    Or Sandy Hook.
    Or Las Vegas.
    Or Virginia Tech.
    Or…

    https://twitter.com/RobSandIA/status/1157763209136418819

  29. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    El Paso Terrorist: “Hispanics will take control of the local and state government of my beloved Texas… They will turn Texas into an instrument of a political coup… Our European comrades don’t have the gun rights needed to repel the millions of invaders”

  30. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Horrendous

    Walmart gunman Patrick Crusius, 21, who went on 20-minute shooting spree with a long rifle in El Paso, killing at least 20 and wounding 40, including a four-month-old baby, before surrendering to SWAT team – as cops make SECOND arrest

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7317905/El-Paso-police-say-theres-active-shooter-local-mall.html

  31. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 3:50 pm
  32. Anonymous August 3, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    I am surprised that trump didn’t tweet out something to the fact this will continue to happen if he doesn’t get reelected..you know put the fear of civil war out there

  33. Anon August 3, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Ho hum it’s just another normal day in the USA.

  34. Anon August 3, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    This is horrifying! This teenager’s family must have raised him to hate with violence. The kid is a white supremicist already eager to kill black people.
    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/watch-profoundly-racist-and-violent-video-that-led-to-arrest-of-south-carolina-teen-who-threatened-to-shoot-up-school/

  35. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    “We have a white supremacist problem. We have a gun problem. We have a money in politics problem.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/hawaii-senator-nails-why-america-is-suffering-from-a-mass-shooting-epidemic-in-three-succinct-sentences/

    • anon August 3, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      You forgot the big one, from which all stems – we have a god problem.

      “God” is not separate. And to “believe” otherwise IS the error. Thanks abrahamic religions.

  36. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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  38. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 5:31 pm
  39. Anonymously August 3, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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  41. anon August 3, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    “There’s no gun problem.

    The economy is booming.”

  42. Leanne August 3, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Everyone talks about how cowardly these mass shooters are and I agree but I’ll tell you who is even more cowardly – the GOP politicians who refuse to pass common sense gun control legislation and refuse to stand up to the NRA. They are the biggest cowards of all. I’m looking at you Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, Donald Trump etc. You are all responsible for the loss of these innocent lives!

  43. anon August 3, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    The blood is still dripping from the ceiling on this El Paso crime scene, and now a Dayton Ohio multi casualty shooter murders 7or 8 right now!!

    Save us Jesus.

    • anon August 3, 2019 at 11:39 pm

      10 dead in Dayton now. 2 shooters.

  44. Anonymously August 4, 2019 at 12:28 am

    MEGA creepy

    Pentagon is testing hi-tech, solar-powered surveillance balloons over 6 states in the Midwest

    https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1876404

  45. Anonymously August 4, 2019 at 12:31 am

    It’s come to this

    Big box retailers are selling back-to-school, ‘bullet-resistant’ backpacks

    https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1875724

  46. Anonymously August 4, 2019 at 12:42 am

    OMG!

    ANOTHER mass shooting! 10 dead

    https://twitter.com/Concorn802/status/1157902856491536384

  47. Anon August 4, 2019 at 3:27 am

    The insanity or pure evilness of these shooters is murdering innocent people who are not the target of their hatred. Is this purposeful to terrorize citizens to manipulate collective citizens to extinguish non whites and non Christians?

    • Sailor August 4, 2019 at 7:18 am

      It’s the entrails of the Crusades, which never stopped. Murderous Christians and their cult and the worlds biggest terrorist Pope WhatsHisFace.

  48. Anonymous August 4, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Gosh trump told us those Mexicans were going to come and kill us, that is why Mexico needs to pay for the wall.

    Oops, it is a trump supporting white supremacist that came to kill us.

  49. Anonymous August 4, 2019 at 3:48 am

    More so called leaders need to do what Beto did, call it what it is a shooting inspired by the hatred spread by donald trump.

    little donnie can keep his thoughts and prayers to himself and shut his butt hole mouth, he is responsible for this shooting.

  50. Jono August 4, 2019 at 4:39 am

    And now Dayton. Welcome to the dangerous shithole that we have become.

  51. Anonymous August 4, 2019 at 10:51 am

    And another in Dayton, Ohio with nine dead including gunman’s sister. He was wearing body armor. High capacity rifle and extra magazines. Six of those dead were black. I suppose I don’t have to say Connor Betts was white.

    Both Beto and Pete have come out and clearly said that Trump is a racist and his rhetoric is fueling this violence.

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