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Why hasn't the El Paso gunman been seen in court?

Why hasn't the El Paso gunman been seen in court?Three days after a horrific massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas killed 22 people, the accused gunman Patrick Crusius still has not been arraigned.



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Survivor of El Paso shooting praised for distracting gunman by throwing bottles

Survivor of El Paso shooting praised for distracting gunman by throwing bottlesA survivor of last week's deadly mass shooting in El Paso is being hailed forhis heroism after he attempted to distract the gunman by throwing bottles athim



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Did Dayton gunman target his own sister? Idea 'defies believability,' police chief says

Did Dayton gunman target his own sister? Idea 'defies believability,' police chief saysOhio officials were reluctant to guess what set 24-year-old Connor Betts on his rampage.



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El Paso, where a gunman reportedly worried about a 'Hispanic invasion of Texas' shot up a Walmart, is one of the country's largest Latino cities

El Paso, where a gunman reportedly worried about a 'Hispanic invasion of Texas' shot up a Walmart, is one of the country's largest Latino citiesThe city is home to one of the largest shares of Hispanic people in the US, and more of the city speaks Spanish than English.



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At least 20 dead. Suspected gunman could face death penalty. What we know about the El Paso shooting

At least 20 dead. Suspected gunman could face death penalty. What we know about the El Paso shootingAt least 20 people were killed after a suspected gunman went on a rampage Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Here's what we know so far.



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Dayton, Ohio shooting: City 'seconds away from catastrophic loss of life' as gunman named as Connor Betts

Dayton, Ohio shooting: City 'seconds away from catastrophic loss of life' as gunman named as Connor BettsDayton, Ohio was seconds away from a “catastrophic loss of life”, the city’s police chief said. Nine people were killed and 27 injured by Connor Betts, 24, who opened fire on revellers as they were leaving bars in the Oregon district of the city. Among those who died was his sister, Megan, 22.  Graphic video footage released by police showed people running for safety as Betts unleashed a volley of bullets. Many rushed back into the bars they had just left, for safety. Tianycia Leonard, 28, was in the back, smoking, at Newcom's. She heard "loud thumps" that she initially thought was someone pounding on a skip. Alleged Ohio terrorist Connor Betts, 24 Credit: CBS News "It was so noisy, but then you could tell it was gunshots and there was a lot of rounds," she said. The footage showed Betts, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest and was armed with .233 rifle and 100 round drum magazines, trying to get into Ned Peppers bar. He was shot dead by police within 30 seconds of their being alerted to the threat. Shoes are piled outside the scene of a mass shooting including Ned Peppers bar Credit:  John Minchillo “Had that individual made it through the doorway of Ned Peppers with that level of weaponry there would have been a catastrophic loss of life,” said Dayton’s police chief, Richard Biehl. President Donald Trump, paid tribute to police for their swift action. “As bad as it was, it could have been so much worse.” Of the nine people who were killed, six were black, the others were white. Police declined to speculate on what drove Betts, whose only encounter with police had been for minor motoring offences, to embark on a deadly shooting spree. Rob Portman, a Republican senator, paid tribute to the police.  "Their courage was extraordinary. They saved lives, probably hundreds of lives, given the situation," he said. "We all saw workers in Hazmat suits who were having to clear away blood off the sidewalk from the tragedy last night." Mr Portman added: "How could someone point a gun at someone he had never seen or known and pull the trigger."



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Dayton shooting: Gunman killed his sister, but was the ‘sororicide' intentional?

Dayton shooting: Gunman killed his sister, but was the ‘sororicide' intentional?The murder of a sister is sororicide. Officials says it's too early to tell whether Megan Betts was a target of Sunday's mass shooting in Dayton.



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PHOTOS: Ohio mass shooting leaves 10 dead including the gunman

PHOTOS: Ohio mass shooting leaves 10 dead including the gunmanA gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring dozens, authorities say, in the second U.S. mass shooting in less than 24 hours.



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Ohio shooting: At least nine killed in Dayton by gunman ‘wearing body armour’ just hours after mass shooting in El Paso

Ohio shooting: At least nine killed in Dayton by gunman ‘wearing body armour’ just hours after mass shooting in El PasoAt least 10 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, in the early hours of Sunday morning, police have said.It came less than 24 hours after another mass shooting in the US, when a lone gunman in El Paso, Texas, shot dead 20 people on Saturday.Dayton police department said 10 people, including the gunman, had been killed, with another 16 people in local hospitals. The FBI is assisting with the investigation.The city’s mayor, Nan Whaley, said the shooter was wearing body armour and used a “.223 high-capacity” gun during the assault. “In less than one minute, Dayton first responders neutralized the shooter,” Ms Whaley said in a press conference.On its Twitter account, the department said the active shooter situation began in the Oregon District at around 1am, but that officers “in the immediate vicinity” were able to “put an end to it quickly”.Police believe there was only one shooter, and have not yet identified the suspect or a motive. Lieutenant colonel Matt Carper said the suspect used a long gun and fired multiple rounds. Video from the scene near downtown Dayton showed a host of emergency vehicles on a street that had been cordoned off.The Oregon District is a historic neighbourhood near downtown Dayton that’s home to entertainment options, including bars, restaurants and theatres. The shooting took place outside, on the 400 block of East 5th Street. “This is extremely unusual, obviously, for any community, let alone Dayton,” Mr Carper said at a press conference. “In our Oregon District, this is unheard of.” Miami Valley Hospital spokeswoman Terrea Little said 16 victims have been received at the hospital but could not confirm their conditions.Kettering Health Network spokeswoman Elizabeth Long said multiple victims from a shooting had been brought to system hospitals but did not have details on how many.“I’m heartbroken,” Ms Whaley tweeted early on Sunday, before thanking first responders for their efforts. Nikita Papillon, 23, was across the street at Newcom’s Tavern when the shooting started. She said she saw a girl she had talked to earlier lying outside Ned Peppers Bar. “She had told me she liked my outfit and thought I was cute, and I told her I liked her outfit and I thought she was cute,” Ms Papillon said. She herself had been to Ned Peppers the night before, describing it as the kind of place “where you don’t have to worry about someone shooting up the place.” “People my age, we don’t think something like this is going to happen,” she said. “And when it happens, words can’t describe it.” Tianycia Leonard, 28, was in the back, smoking, at Newcom’s. She heard “loud thumps” that she initially thought was people pounding on a bin. “It was so noisy, but then you could tell it was gunshots and there was a lot of rounds,” Ms Leonard said. Governor Mike DeWine issued his own statement before 7am, announcing that he had ordered flags in Ohio remain at half-mast and offered assistance to Ms Whaley. “Fran and I are absolutely heartbroken over the horrible attack that occurred this morning in Dayton, the statement said. “We join those across Ohio and this country in offering our prayers to victims and their families.” Additional reporting by agencies



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El Paso shooting: 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius ‘espoused racist tropes and voiced support for Christchurch mosque gunman’

El Paso shooting: 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius ‘espoused racist tropes and voiced support for Christchurch mosque gunman’The suspected gunman behind the El Paso shooting that has left at least 20 people dead is believed to be a 21-year-old white man called Patrick Crusius. Though Crusius was not named by law enforcement as the shooter, local media reported his name and published what it said were CCTV images of the suspect armed with a rifle.The Texas city’s police chief said the assault on a Walmart store on Saturday, which left another 26 people wounded, was being investigated as a potential hate crimePolice officially identified a 21-year-old white male from Allen, Texas, a Dallas suburb some 650 miles east of El Paso.The attack came just minutes after a far-right manifesto appeared online. Senior law enforcement officials told NBC News they were “reasonably confident” the document had been posted by the shooting suspect on online message board 8chan. If authentic, it would make it the third mass shooting this year announced in advance on the website, which often features far-right and racist content. El Paso police chief Greg Allen said authorities were examining the manifesto, which indicated “there is a potential nexus to a hate crime”. Officials declined to elaborate and said the investigation was continuing.The racist four-page document, titled “The Inconvenient Truth”, calls the Walmart attack “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas” and expresses support for the gunman who killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand earlier this year.He rails against automation, the “destruction of our environment” and immigration, and says his views were influenced by the so-called “Great Replacement”, a white supremacist conspiracy theory that claims people of European descent are being overwhelmed.The 2,300-word diatribe expresses hatred of “race mixing” and suggests the US should be split up into different regions for different ethnicities.His opinions on immigration, he writes, predate “Trump and his campaign for president”, though the author repeatedly uses talking points often wielded by the US president, including the claim “illegals” are “invading” the country, and that the mainstream media publishes “fake news”. CNN reported the FBI has opened a domestic terror investigation into the shooting.At least two Democratic presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg and El Paso native Beto O’Rourke, drew connections to a resurgence in white nationalism and xenophobic politics in the US.“America is under attack from homegrown white nationalist terrorism,” Mr Buttigieg said at a candidates forum in Las Vegas.Mr O’Rourke partially blamed Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric, which “fundamentally changes the character of the country – and it leads to violence”.On Twitter, Mr Trump branded the shooting “an act of cowardice”, adding, “I know that I stand with everyone in this country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people”.The carnage ranked as the eighth-deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, after a 1984 shooting in San Ysidro, California, that claimed 21 lives.It came just six days after the last major outbreak of US gun violence in a public place – a food festival in California where a teenager killed three people with an assault rifle and injured a dozen others before taking his own life in a hail of police gunfire.Just hours after the El Paso attack, a gunman shot dead at least nine people outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, early on Sunday morning.“We are going to aggressively prosecute it both as capital murder but also as a hate crime, which is exactly what it appears to be,” Texas governor Greg Abbott told reporters of the Walmart attack, adding, “I don’t want to get ahead of the evidence”.Refusing to call for tightening gun control measures, Mr Abbott said it was time to “focus more on memorials before we start the politics”. In an emotional statement, El Paso county sheriff Richard Wiles railed against those “jumping in front of the cameras and offering prayers and condolences as things just keep getting worse”. “It’s time to rise up and hold our representatives accountable at all levels. I want representatives who will stand up to racism. Who will stand up and support the diversity of our nation and our state,” he said. Additional reporting by Reuters



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