El Paso Shooting Gunman Faces Death Penalty

Mourners gather at a vigil following a nearby mass shooting Sunday Aug. 4 2019 in Dayton Ohio. Multiple people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours and the suspected shooter is also deceased police

The Texas rampage was followed just 13 hours later by another mass shooting.

As of Monday morning, police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are still on the scene inside Walmart looking for clues and identifying victims.

Although authorities are still investigating the suspect's connection to the document, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting a "hate crime" during an evening news briefing, and the FBI has also opened a domestic terrorism investigation into the massacre, a source familiar with the investigation process said Saturday.

He said: "We must honour the sacred memory of those we have lost by acting as ONE PEOPLE".

Community members carry doves at a vigil in honor of Javier Rodriguez, who was killed while shopping at Walmart, two days after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, U.S. August 5, 2019.

Authorities have cited a lengthy anti-immigrant manifesto, apparently posted online by the suspect before the Saturday morning shooting in the heavily Hispanic border city, which they said was evidence the bloodshed was racially motivated.

Allen is more than 600 miles (965 kilometers) from where Saturday's rampage occurred. The El Paso district attorney has already said his office will seek the death penalty against Crusius.

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University Medical Center of El Paso received 13 patients, including one who died, hospital spokesman Ryan Mielke told CNN. The man, believed to be the only gunman, surrendered to the officers after they arrived at the scene, police said.

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El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told reporters at an afternoon news conference that Trump would visit the city on Wednesday. A 21-year-old white male has been arrested.

"Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it", Trump said. "This is also a mental illness problem, if you look at both of these cases". El Paso police chief Greg Allen said at a press conference held here Monday afternoon that 13 USA citizens were among the deceased and the identification of another deceased was to be confirmed.

Other residents in the largely Latino city of 700,000 said Monday that Trump's rhetoric is hard for them to stomach.

"He basically didn't hold anything back", Allen said at Sunday's news conference, but declined to elaborate. The police chief said the gun used was legally purchased near the suspect's hometown.

At least seven of the 20 people killed were Mexican nationals, and nine additional Mexicans were among those wounded, Ebrard said.

Police identified the El Paso killer as a 21-year-old white male named Patrick Crusius who drove more than 500 miles from Allen, Texas, to kill back-to-school shoppers at a Walmart near the US border with Mexico.

A document, apparently posted shortly before the attack and believed to have been written by the man, espoused white supremacist and racist views. He says eight of the 22 people killed were Mexican citizens, including six from the state of Chihuahua, which is across the border from El Paso.

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