A mass shooting by a white supremacist at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on 3 August 2019, shocked Americans across the nation. The attack left 22 people dead and even more injured. Shortly before the attack, alleged shooter Patrick Crusius is believed to have posted a manifesto on the website 8chan. The four-page screed was intended to provide a justification for his deadly spree.
It is not the first time a white supremacist killer has followed precisely this ritual.