At least 20 people were killed and dozens more injured on Saturday morning in a massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
The store was packed with back-to-school shoppers, making it one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, officials said. The wounded ranged in age from a 2-year-old child to an 82-year-old victim.
The suspect was identified as Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas. He was “taken into custody without incident” and without any law enforcement officers firing their weapons, according to El Paso Police Department Sgt. Robert Gomez. .
He later told investigators he wanted to shoot as many Mexicans as possible. Officials said an assault-style rifle, similar to an AK-47, was secured at the scene along with several magazines.
At a news conference on Saturday night, El Paso police chief, Greg Allen, said that 20 people had died and 26 more had been injured. .
Allen said authorities are examining what he called a “manifesto” that they believe was written by the shooter and shows a possible “nexus” to a hate crime.
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