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el: Two law enforcement officials who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity identified the suspect as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, according to Vancouver Courier. El Paso police didn't release his name at a news conference but confirmed the gunman is from Allen, near Dallas. Authorities were investigating the possibility the shooting was a hate crime, working to confirm whether a racist, anti-immigrant screed posted online shortly beforehand was written by the man arrested in the attack on the 680,000-resident border city.article continues below Trending StoriesLRB on extracurriculars in schools Harbour seal bumps kayak, sends man into water VIDEO Marpole Oakridge Community Centre to move Legal weed is a lot more expensive than your dealer Statistics Canada El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said the suspect was arrested without police firing any shots outside the Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall, about 5 miles 8 kilometres from the main border checkpoint with Ciudad Ju rez, Mexico. Many of the victims were shot at the Walmart, according to police, who provided updates about the shooting in English and Spanish throughout the day in the largely Latino city. The shooting came less than a week after a 19-year-old gunman killed three people and injured 13 others at the popular Gilroy Garlic Festival in California before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The scene was a horrific one, said Allen, adding that many of the 26 people who were hurt had life-threatening injuries. ( As reported in the news.