El Paso shooting: 'Lost' alleged gunman went to Walmart as he was 'hungry' - police

Texan police believe the man accused of killing 22 people in an El Paso Walmart went to the store after becoming lost and hungry.

On Sunday (NZ Time), Patrick Crusius allegedly drove 11 hours from his home in Allen, Texas to El Paso and became lost in the border town. 

Police say Crusius eventually became hungry and ended up at the local Walmart where he allegedly opened fire and killed 22 people, reports NBC.

"As soon as he got [to El Paso] he was lost in the neighborhood… He found his way to the Walmart because we understand he was hungry. That's about as far as I can go without getting into too much detail," Police Chief Greg Allen said on Monday (local time). 

A manifesto allegedly written by Crusius before the shooting contains multiple racist and anti-immigrant sentiments. It is also believed the shooter chose El Paso as the location for the shooting as it has a high hispanic population.

US President Donald Trump, who has blamed the El Paso shooting as well as a separate incident in Ohio on video games, will visit both sites on Wednesday (local time).

That is despite objections from prominent Democrats, including Beto O'Rourke who is looking to be the Democratic nomination for President.

"This president, who helped create the hatred that made Saturday's tragedy possible, should not come to El Paso. We do not need more division. We need to heal. He has no place here," O'Rouke tweeted.

Between the two shootings, 31 people were killed on Sunday. While there have been calls for greater gun control, nothing has been announced by Trump.


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