USA: Investigations into right-wing extremist motive after shooting in Texas

After the gun attack in a shopping center in the US state of Texas that killed eight, more details about the alleged shooter are known.

USA: Investigations into right-wing extremist motive after shooting in Texas

After the gun attack in a shopping center in the US state of Texas that killed eight, more details about the alleged shooter are known. The 33-year-old is said to have shared right-wing extremist and misogynist posts on a Russian social network, several US media reported yesterday.

He also published photos of the upper body of a shirtless man with a large swastika tattooed over his heart. The US broadcaster CNN reported that the investigators assumed that the profile was authentic. They did not give any official information about the motive for the crime. They were investigating a far-right motivation for the crime, US media wrote.

The man is said to have been released from the military in 2008 after three months because of mental health problems, wrote the Washington Post, among others. He is also said to have shared photos of his weapons and the shopping center online. He had moved out of his family's home a few weeks ago. According to reports, he lived in a hotel in the area before the crime. According to US President Joe Biden, the attacker used an AR-15 assault rifle in the attack. This weapon is used particularly frequently in such crimes in the USA.

In the bloody crime in a busy shopping center in the city of Allen near Dallas, the alleged shooter killed eight people on Saturday before he was shot dead by a police officer. Several people were injured. Several children are among the victims. According to the non-governmental organization Gun Violence Archive, almost 6,400 people have died from gun violence in the USA alone since the beginning of this year.

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