Texas Walmart shooting suspect identified as Dallas man Patrick Crusius

| 04.08,19. 06:24 PM |


Texas Walmart shooting suspect identified as Dallas man Patrick Crusius




21-year-old Patrick Crusius has been identified as the sole suspect in the Texas shooting.

The man arrested over the shooting death of at least 20 people has been identified as Dallas native Patrick Crusius.


The recently turned 21 year old is accused of opening fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday morning local time, as shoppers attended a back-to-school sale.


Texas Governor Greg Abbott says 20 people were killed. However, more remain in hospital.


It's understood two children under four are among the victims.


EARLIER: Several dead after gunman opens fire on Walmart shopping centre


Multiple police agencies attended the scene and took the gunman into custody about midday, two hours after the shooting spree began.


Crusius was taken into custody "without incident" and no police fired their weapon during the deadly incident.


He allegedly began shooting in the car park of the store and was targeting children fundraising, according to the Washington Examiner.


CCTV stills shows the man entering the store with an assault rifle raised and earmuffs on.


A LinkedIn profile believed to be Crusius' was deleted shortly after the shooting, but had earlier posted he was "not motivated to do anything more than what's necessary to get by".


"I spend about 8 hours every day on the computer so that counts towards technology experience I guess," a screenshot of the page taken by local outlets reads.


The brief post ends with a lack of aspirations and says he will just "go with the wind".


Crusius' social media presence is systematically being wiped by authorities.


El Paso police Sergeant Robert Gomez told reporters that authorities had ruled out multiple shooters, and he said initial reports were that the gunman used a rifle.


"This is just a tragedy that I'm having a hard time getting my arms around," El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told CNN.


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