Coordinated evil: 2 separate mass shootings hit El Paso, Dayton

By Evie Fordham and Shelby Talcott

Twenty people were killed in a shooting in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area Saturday, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said during a press conference.

The El Paso Police Department warned of an “active shooting” earlier in the day.

“Active Shooting Stay away from Cielo Vista Mall Area. Scene is Still Active,” the police department wrote Saturday on Twitter.

Suspects are in custody, the El Paso mayor’s chief of staff, Olivia Zepeda, said according to CNN. The number of shooters and victims is unknown.

A family who was near Walmart when shots rang out fled to a nearby restaurant, Landry’s Seafood, which went on lockdown.

“They are in shock right now. They were barely able to talk to us,” restaurant hostess Sofia Cervantes told USA Today.

News of the shooting in El Paso comes less than a week after a shooting in Gilroy, California, which left three people dead, including 6-year-old Stephen Romero.

Dayton, Ohio

At least nine people are dead and 26 injured following a mass shooting in downtown Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday, according to police.

This marks the second shooting within 14 hours. A gunman opened fire at an El Paso, Texas, shopping area Saturday, leaving 20 people dead and 26 others wounded.

Police killed the Ohio gunman within one minute of opening fire, according to Democratic Mayor Nan Whaley.

“I’m heartbroken,” Whaley tweeted Sunday morning.

Shots were first reported around 1 a.m. Sunday in Dayton’s Oregon District, a downtown outdoor area filled with bars, restaurants and local businesses, according to ABC News. The shooting took place outdoors and police were able to respond quickly because they were already in the vicinity.

“Most of us can’t get to our cars because there are bodies scattered all over across the street from our cars,” an eyewitness told WKEF. “People that were shot, hit, innocent people – we can’t get home to our families now, and those people aren’t going home to their families either.”

The FBI and the Dayton police are investigating the shooting, ABC News reported.

Fourteen hours earlier marked the eighth-deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history when a 21-year-old allegedly opened fire in a Texas Walmart. Patrick Crusius, identified as the suspected shooter, surrendered to police and is in custody.

Five of the top 10 deadliest shootings have reportedly occurred since 2016.

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5 thoughts on “Coordinated evil: 2 separate mass shootings hit El Paso, Dayton

  1. From what I have gleaned from my twitter feeds (statements from the police there ) BOTH shooters are registered Democrats, their profiles having been modified post incident to indicate the opposite–that they are REPUBLICANS. Indeed there IS SOMETHING going on here.

    The little voice in my subconscious tells me there is about to be a major push for 2nd Amendment type legislation..Look no further than the unanimous voice of the DemocRat primary candidates. It’s too coincidental an incident to believe that it is unrelated.

  2. Thé US military perpetrates a lot of violence, often sensationalized by the media to sell newspapers, to make the world safe for democracy, to get other states do things our way, to impose and reinforce our command and control position in the world.

    Various nutcases in the US, and elsewhere, not satisfied with a porous southern border and its consequences, aided and abetted by Democrats, decided to take measures that they think would stop the illegal infiltration of the US, which in the long run would be so costly that it would further undermine our prosperity relative to other nations.

    Make no mistake, the Mexico elite is much better off if it can export its marginal people, criminals, and poverty problems to the US, PLUS receive many $billions each year from Mexicans already here, illegal or not, PLUS have a very large trade surplus with the US.

    You may have noticed when Trump threatened to impose duties on Mexican exports to the US, the Socialist Président immediately acted to place troops at the Mexico southern border, and the horrendous US inflow was reduced.

    But as soon as Trump is gone, Nancy P and Bernie S and Elizabeth W will have no border. They will get the Socialist President of Mexico to go to that wall and shout: « Take down the Wall »

  3. These two tragic events seem to be “Coordinated ” the question is who is feeding
    these ” nut jobs ” the hate !!

    The Liberals are blaming the President for some of his rhetoric, pure BS ??

    My take is that there are zealots on the left, promoting these fruitcakes to cause
    devastation with firearms so they’ll have a case for gun control ????

    A conspiracy theory, probably …… but mark my words, when you have the likes
    of Soros, Bloomberg, and other gun haters……..

  4. Why would the headline be “Coordinated” and then not explain in the body of the report? Makes no sense to me or was the editor too toked up to understand it didn’t jibe with the story,

  5. I don’t know that I would use the word “Coordinated.” But I do think there is something going on here that is beyond individual actors. We need federal control of the investigations and digging into who these people were and what have they been doing. — No one, even a nut drives for 8 hours to open fire in a parking lot. Something else is going on underneath the headlines. Like who is priming these people to go shoot?

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