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Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard condemned the “act of barbarism” that took the lives of at least seven Mexican people and wounded another nine in a video declaration published on social media on Sunday. Mexico, he commented, will take legal action to ensure the U.S. is taking measures to better safeguard the country’s Mexicans.
The horrific shooting on Saturday at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, which left 20 individuals dead and 26 wounded, was an “act of barbarism” and a “act of terrorism against innocent Mexicans,” Foreign Minister Ebrard said in the video. The U.S. has failed to take adequate action to safeguard Mexican people, he snapped.
“The president has instructed me to ensure that Mexico’s indignation translates into … efficient, prompt, expeditious and forceful legal actions for Mexico to take a role and demand that conditions are established that protect … Mexicans in the United States,” Ebrard stated (via a translation by NBC).
According to the Mexican government, at least seven of those 20 killed in the massacre were Mexican overseas citizens, as are nine of the 26 wounded. Ebard announced he would meet the victims and give the assistance of the government.
The shooter left a “manifesto” indicating that he was purposely targeting Hispanics/Latinos, provoking a hate crime investigation.
In a statement given by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday, condemned the “heinous and senseless act of violence” and promised that the state of Texas “will do everything it can to ensure justice is delivered to the perpetrators of this heinous act.”
The shooting is currently being investigated as a hate crime and an act of domestic terrorism, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash stated at a press conference.”We’re going to do what we do to terrorists in this country, which is to deliver swift and certain justice,” asserted Bash.