Texas Leaders Speak Out After El Paso Shooting

Shoppers exit the El Paso Walmart with their hands

Shooting at El Paso shopping center Shoppers exit the El Paso Walmart with their hands

"Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it", Trump said. Travelers to the United States should "take precautions against growing indiscriminate violence, mostly for hate crimes, including racism and discrimination, which cost the lives of more than 250 people in the first seven months of this year", reads an advisory issued Monday by Uruguay's Foreign Ministry. "The situation, needless to say, is a horrific one".

The suspect was identified by police as Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old male white supremacist. "We are one region, and we will honor every victim like they were a member of our community".

As El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen walked into the shooting's aftermath, the scene was "horrific", he said.

Acknowledging the backlash in the community, Margo added: "I'm already getting the emails and the phone calls". "It will leave an impression that you'll never forget".

Another mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, occurred 13 hours after the shooting in El Paso.

The manifesto that was posted online before the attack rails against an influx of Hispanics into the United States, saying they will replace aging white voters and could swing Texas and the White House to the Democrats.

The White House hasn't announced Trump's trip but the Federal Aviation Administration has advised pilots of a presidential visit that day to El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, where a second weekend shooting left nine people dead.

Revealing more details about the investigation into the incident, Allen said that the suspect took around 10 to 11 hours to travel to El Paso.

About 12 hours later, on early Sunday morning, a 24-year-old man opened fire outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, killing 9 people and injuring almost 30 others before he was shot dead by police.

"I will continue to challenge any harmful or inaccurate statements made about El Paso", Margo said.

Allen said investigators suspect Crusius ate before opening fire on the shoppers.

James Peinado, a Latino and leader of the local chapter of the gun rights group Open Carry Texas, said he found Trump's visit "extremely appropriate", though he hoped Trump might use the occasion to use more diplomatic language while El Paso is grieving. A significant part of its customers are Mexicans who come to El Paso to purchase goods they can not find in Mexico.

El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, together with the neighboring city of Las Cruces, New Mexico, form a metropolitan border area of some 2.5 million residents constituting the largest bilingual, bi-national population in North America.

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