Incident Summary:

08/03/2019: An assailant, armed with a WASR-10 rifle, opened fire on civilians inside a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, United States. At least 23 people were killed and 24 other people were injured in the assault. The victims included United States, Mexican, and German nationals. Authorities arrested the assailant, identified as Patrick Crusius, who claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that he was targeting Mexicans. Crusius also published a manifesto prior to the attack where he decried a "Hispanic invasion of Texas" and cited the Christchurch, New Zealand shooter as an inspiration.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


El Paso

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Walmart
Specific Description Store
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Mexico
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A WASR-10 semi-automatic rifle was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Mexican civilians Sara Esther Regalado, Adolfo Cerros Hernandez, Jorge Calvillo Garcia, Elsa Mendoza de la Mora, Gloria Irma Márquez María Eugenia Legarreta Rothe, and Guillermo Garcia. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
White supremacists/nationalists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 23 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 23
Number of U.S. Fatalities 14
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 17
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Investigators 'reasonably confident' Texas suspect left anti-immigrant screed, tipped off before attack,", August 4, 2019.
"El Paso shooting suspect Patrick Crusius could face the death penalty; hate crime charges possible," Yahoo! Green, August 4, 2019.
"Death toll in El Paso shooting climbs to 22,", August 5, 2019.