Mexican, US officials meet on probe into Walmart shootings

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug 13th, 2019 @ 7:04pm



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors have met with U.S. diplomats and representatives of the FBI to share information on investigations into the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in the Texas border city of El Paso.

The shooting killed 22 people, including eight Mexican nationals, and police have said the 21-year-old alleged shooter told them he was targeting Mexicans.

Mexico's Foreign Relations Department said Tuesday that its officials at the meeting expressed their concerns about the crime's links to the white supremacy movement.

It said both sides agreed to share information and collaborate, "without interfering in each other's jurisdictions."

Mexico also said one of its prosecutors would travel to Texas on Wednesday to meet with state and federal prosecutors investigating the case.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    KSL Weather Forecast