NBC reports A gunman opened fire Saturday in a Walmart and around a nearby shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, leaving 20 people dead and 26 injured, and prompting calls for urgent blood donations for the wounded, law enforcement officials said.
In delivering an updated number of deceased, Gov. Greg Abbott called it “one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas.”
“Twenty innocent people from El Paso have lost their lives,” he said.
President Trump tweeted:
The shooter wrote a ‘memo’ before the shooting. The document criticized both Democrats and Republicans and expressed anti-government and anti- corporate views. The author claimed to have developed those beliefs before Trump’s presidency.
The document was deleted from one of 8chan’s forums after the shooting began, but forum users archived the post, which contained a link to a PDF version.
The first reply to the posting was “hello FBI.”
An initial attempt to upload the document occurred at 10:15 am, but was unsuccessful. The document was then uploaded a few minutes later. At 10:39, the first emergency calls reached 911 – reports NBC.