Walmart on Saturday is the place for family shopping. As the store was bustling with unsuspecting residents, the tragedy was closing in on the doors. The 21-year-old shooter killed 20 people and wounded 26 others. According to the police, the gunman was carrying a note written in hostility language addressed to immigrants.
El Paso in Texas is home to more than six thousand people, and the people in search of a new life. The immigrants from all over the world are seeking refuge in the U.S. El Paso is no exception, the tragedy which unfolded on Saturday 3 August 2019, left twenty people lying lifeless on the floor.
According to El Paso Police Sergeant R. Gomez, a twenty-one-year-old student P. Crusius from Allen, shot people at Walmart with severe hatred toward the migrants. Crusius had a note among his possessions, which police officers name manifesto.
In the note, the attacker explains his reasons for the mindless act. The note is filled with racist hatred toward the newcomers. Crusius addressed the foreigners coming to the U.S. The assailant states that he does not believe in mixing between the citizens and advises the migrants to return to their homelands.
The social media profiles of the killer were scarce, and only a few tweets point to the discriminative note he left behind. The LinkedIn profile shows an information clearly stating he is not ready to work anywhere, and his previous experience includes begging in front of the store. His grandparents were unaware of his movements. They noted that Crusius moved out from their home a month before the gunfire.
The police officials claim his antagonism speech has similarities with public discussions of the Republicans and Fox News. The Department of Justice in the U.S. treats such crimes as domestic terrorism, the act of intimidating civilians.
The killer is in custody and is being charged for a capital crime. Among Crusius’s victims, at least seven were of Mexican nationality. Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs stated that the tragic event is considered as a terrorist act against Mexican people on U.S. soil.