Mexico Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard called the shooting “an act of terrorism” against Mexicans and urged the US government to establish a “clear and convincing position against hate crimes.”
Seven Mexicans were killed and another seven of the country’s citizens were among the dozens wounded, Mexican officials said Sunday.
The mass shooting on Saturday at a Walmart at the Cielo Vista Mall also left 26 people injured, including 7 who were also Mexican citizens
The Mexican victims were identified as Sara Esther Regalado, Gloria Irma Marquez and Ivan Filiberto Manzano, all from Juarez; Adolfo Cerros Hernández of Aguascalientes; Jorge Calvillo García of Torreon, Coahuila; Elsa Mendoza de la Mora of Yepomera, Chihuahua; and María Eugenia Legarreta Rothe of the city of Chihuahua.
Mexico Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard in a video posted on Twitter Sunday vowed to take legal action against the US for failing to protect the lives of its citizens in a mass shooting in El Paso Texas a day earlier that left 20 people dead, including seven Mexican nationals
Other victims may have also been of Mexican descent, while one man who had traveled to El Paso from Mexico to buy school supplies for his daughter was among those severely wounded.
“Mexico is outraged,” Ebrard said in a video posted on Twitter, calling the shooting an “act of barbarism.”
Ebrard used the video to threaten legal action against the US after the mass shooting on Saturday at a
Ebrard said Mexico condemned the shooting and called it an “act of barbarism.”
El Paso sits on the border across from the Mexican city of Juarez. Both U.S. and Mexican citizens travel frequently between both sides for business, pleasure and tourism.
Authorities are investigating a hate-filled, anti-immigrant manifesto that was posted online just minutes before the mass shooting.
A suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius (above), is facing possible hate crime charges, in addition to capital murder charges, according to sources
The post mentioned the “hispanic invasion of Texas.”
The manifesto also offered a plan for carving up America into territories by race, and warned that whites are being replaced by foreigners.
A suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, is facing possible hate crime charges, in addition to capital murder charges, according to sources.