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Investigation ongoing into Texas shooting that left 20 dead

9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Monday, August 05 2019 Aug 5, 2019 August 05, 2019 12:16 AM August 05, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By CEDAR ATTANASIO, PAUL WEBER and MORGAN LEE
Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Federal and state authorities continue to investigate the mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart that left 20 people dead and more than two dozen others injured.

Police said Sunday that all bodies have been removed from the store and its parking lot, and that the attack did not spread to other nearby shopping areas. Police Sgt. Robert Gomez says most of the victims were inside the store.

Twenty-one-year-old Patrick Wood Crusius of Allen, Texas, has been booked on capital murder charges and jailed without bond. KDFW-TV reports his grandparents issued a statement Sunday saying they were "devastated" by the rampage.

Allen is more than 600 miles (965 kilometers) from where Saturday's rampage occurred. The FBI says the suspect didn't have any contacts in El Paso.

Detectives are also trying to determine with a racist, anti-immigrant screed posted online shortly before Saturday's shooting was written by Crusius.

Weber reported from Austin. Balsamo reported from Orlando, Florida. Associated Press writers Eric Tucker in Washington and Amy Guthrie in Mexico City contributed to this report.

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