Weekend Mass Shootings: 29 Killed in Dayton and El Paso Massacre – Who Are Victims and Suspects?

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In total, 29 people were killed in a deadly shooting that took place in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.

Read what Nexter.org knows about the victims and suspects so far.

El Paso Walmart shooting

Source: AP

In a nutshell:

  • At least 20 people were shot and multiple injured in a shooting in a Walmart and parking lot near an El Paso, Texas;
  • The shooter was identified as Patrick Crusius that is 21 years old, he was later arrested;
  • Among 22 victims who were taken to hospital, one died, 9 were in critical condition; one – is an infant.
  • The crime scene and the accident is still under the investigation;
  • Racist ‘manifesto’ posted on 8chan was about America overrun by Hispanic immigrants.

Victims of El Paso Walmart massacre

El Paso shooting left 20 people dead. Here are some of the victims:

  • Jordan Anchondo, her sister stated: “”From the baby’s injuries, they said that more than likely my sister was trying to shield him. So when she got shot she was holding him and she fell on him, so that’s why he broke some of his bones. So he pretty much lived because she gave her life.”

Source: AP

  • Andre Anchondo, the husband of Jordan.

Source: AP

  • Arturo Benavides – Army veteran.

Source: AP

  • Javier Amir Rodriguez – 15-years-old Horizon High School student.

Source: AP

Mexican government published a list of their late citizens:

  •  Sara Esther Regalado of Cuidad Juarez.
  •  Adolfo Cerros Hernández of Aguascalientes.
  •  Jorge Calvillo García of Torreón.
  •  Elsa Mendoza de la Mora of Yepomera.
  • Gloria Irma Márquez of Juárez.
  • wasn’t identified yet.

“We run towards Dillard’s, and it’s like a play pen over there. I see a whole bunch of kids like, without their parents running around screaming and crying, so I grab as many as possible,” U.S. soldier Glendon Oakley stated.

“I try to get a couple of other people too, you know, grab other kids, but parents are so worried about themselves, they’re gone,” he added. “I’m thinking if I had a child, what would I want somebody else to do.”

Suspect

The white male suspect of El Paso shooting – Patrick Crusius, 21. He was taken into custody and might face a death penalty as in a ‘domestic terrorism’ case.

It’s believed that he posted a ‘manifesto’ posted on 8chan was about America overrun by Hispanic immigrants prior to the attack.

“We’re going to do what we do to terrorists in this country, which is to deliver swift and certain justice,” US Attorney John Bash said.

Source: AP

Dayton shooting

What we know so far:

  • At least 9 people were killed in Dayton shooting, Ohio.
  • 27 people were injured in the attack.
  • It’s still unclear why the shooting took place: “We do not have sufficient information to answer the question everyone wants to know: ‘Why?'” Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl stated. “No evidence [that] suggests that there is a bias motive in this crime at this

Source: AP

Suspect 

The shooter who opened fire at Dayton wore a mask, bulletproof vest and hearing protection. He was killed by police within 30 seconds of starting an attack.

“The threat was neutralized at approximately 30 seconds of the suspect firing his first shot,” Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said.

He used .223-caliber high-capacity rifle with 100-round drum magazines.

“The officers immediately advanced toward the gunfire and within approximately 20 seconds, they engaged the suspect, who was actively firing and attempting to enter a crowded liquor establishment,” Biehl added.

The shooter was identified as Connor Betts, 24.

Victims 

Here are 9 of the victims of Dayton shooting:

  • Lois L. Oglesby, 27
  • Megan K. Betts, 22, the shooter’s sister
  • Saeed Saleh, 38
  • Derrick R. Fudge, 57
  • Logan M. Turner, 30
  • Nicholas P. Cumer, 25
  • Thomas J. McNichols, 25
  • Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, 36
  • Monica E. Brickhouse, 39

Recently, at least 4 people died (including shooter) in shooting at a Food Festival in Gilroy, California. The City of Gilroy has released a statement: “Witnesses indicated there may have been a second suspect and a search is underway for that person.”

As the authorities confirmed, at least three people are dead and 11 more have been injured.


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