Extremist Views Could Have Sparked Shooting, Suspect Wore ‘Right Wing Death Squad’

The gunman who opened fire at a Texas mall and killed eight people this weekend may have held extremist, white supremacist views and that his outgoing voicemail message at his personal phone asked people for money.

Police and the Texas Rangers are investigating whether the gunman’s attack was motivated by right-wing extremism after the suspect was found with an insignia on his clothes reading “RWDS,” allegedly “Right Wing Death Squad.”

A preliminary investigation also found that the suspect had posted hundreds of posts with racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist rhetoric, including neo-Nazi material, on his social media accounts.

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