Incident Summary:

05/20/2020: An assailant armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire on civilians at the Westgate Entertainment district in Glendale, Arizona, United States. Three people were injured in the attack. Armando Hernandez Jr. claimed responsibility in a Snapchat video just prior to the incident. Hernandez was arrested and revealed to authorities that he was an incel and that he had "targeted couples to make them 'feel the pain he feels on a daily basis."'



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Westgate neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An AR-15 assault 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Incel extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 3
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suspect in Arizona shooting wanted to target couples, prosecutor says," CNN Wire, May 21, 2020.
"Gunman Opens Fire in Arizona Shopping Complex, at Least Three Wounded," Yahoo! News UK and Ireland, May 21, 2020.