Mexico to sue US after El Paso shooting includes 3 Mexican nationals

Mexico to sue US after El Paso shooting includes 3 Mexican nationals

Mexico threatens to sue America for failing to protect its citizens against ‘act of terrorism’ after El Paso mass shooting left 20 dead, including seven Mexican nationals

  • Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard called shooting an ‘act of barbarism’
  • Federal investigators are treating the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism
  •  20 were killed and 26 injured in the attack on Saturday at a Walmart at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas
  • Seven of those killed and seven of the injured were Mexican citizens 
  • 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 and pleasure
  • A suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, is facing capital murder charges.

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

Mexico wants to sue the United States for failing to protect its citizens after this weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, which left 20 people dead, including seven Mexican nationals.

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 Mexican victims were identified as Sara Esther Regalado of Ciudad Juarez and her husband Adolfo Cerros Hernández of the city of Aguascalientes; Jorge Calvillo García of Torreon, Coahuila; Elsa Mendoza de la Mora of Yepomera, Chihuahua; Gloria Irma Marquez of Ciudad Juarez; María Eugenia Legarreta Rothe of the city of Chihuahua and Ivan Filiberto Manzano of Cuidad Juarez.

María Eugenia Legarreta Rothe of the city of Chihuahua was one of the Mexican nationals killed in Sunday’s mass shooting in El Paso. Rothe was the sister of artist Martha Legarreta, a renowned painter and sculptor

Sarah Esther Regalado and her husband Adolfo Cerros Hernandez were among the seven Mexican nationals killed in Sunday’s mass shooting in El Paso

Elsa Mendoza de la Mora of Yepomera in Juarez was inside the store at the time of the attack while her son and husband waited for her in their car, according to local media reports

Ivan Filiberto Manzano of Cuidad Juarez, one of the seven Mexican nationals who died in Sunday’s mass shooting in El Paso, appears above

Gloria Irma Marquez of Ciudad Juarez, one of the seven Mexican nationals killed in Sunday’s mass shooting in El Paso, appears in a Facebook post made by her daughter’s friend

Rothe was the sister of artist Martha Legarreta, a renowned painter and sculptor.

Mendoza de la Mora’s husband son waited for her in the family’s car outside the Walmart when she was shot inside the store, according to local media reports.

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 Walmart at the Cielo Vista Mall. In addition to the dead, 26 people were also wounded.

Ebrard said Mexico condemned the shooting and called it an “act of barbarism.”

A suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius (above), is facing possible hate crime charges, in addition to capital murder charges, according to sources

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. 

 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.

 

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