We know this about the two shootings in the US
In less than a day, 31 people died and over 50 people were injured in two different shootings in the United States. Below is a summary of what we know about the two shootings.
Saturday, August 3, El Paso, Texas:
- At 11 a.m. local time, an offender opened fire inside and outside a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas.
- 22 people died and 26 people were injured.
- The suspected offender, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, was arrested shortly thereafter.
- He was reported to be cooperating with the police and appears to have bought his weapon legally.
- The police believe the deed can be a hate crime, as the suspected perpetrator shortly before the deed published a document on the internet containing racist statements.
- The police treat the crime as "domestic terrorism", and the perpetrator is arrested on suspicion of a crime that could lead to the death penalty.
- At 1 a.m. local time, an offender opened fire at a bar area in downtown Dayton, Ohio.
- Nine people died and 27 were injured.
- During the deed, the perpetrator wore a protective vest, mask, hearing protection and carried extra ammunition.
- The police were on the scene immediately and shot dead the offender about 30 seconds after he fired his first shot.
- The motive for the shooting is still unclear.
- There is information that the man should have shared left-wing views on social media.
- A sister of the perpetrator was killed in the act.