Vigils in North Texas honor El Paso, Ohio shooting victims

North Texans are remembering the victims of two mass shooting over the weekend.

A group of people gathered Monday evening for a vigil in downtown McKinney. The city's mayor said the tragedies in both El Paso and Dayton, Ohio hit close to home.

"Lives were ended in an instant. Families were ripped apart. Mothers and fathers lost children. Children lost mothers and fathers. Brothers, sisters and friends were taken from each other. Imagine the loved one you're here with today or maybe the child who is at home, if they were such a victim," McKinney Mayor George Fuller said.

Those gathered at Mitchell Memorial Park took a moment of silence to remember the victims. A bell rang 31 times for each person who died in El Paso and Dayton.

In the meantime, police in El Paso are learning more about the man accused of opening fire inside Walmart, killing 22 and injuring 27.

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Police said Patrick Crucius bought the rifle legally near his hometown of Allen in North Texas.

He told investigators he left late Friday night or early Saturday morning for El Paso and said he got lost. Then he went to Walmart because he was hungry.

Right now, he's charged with capital murder but the Justice Department is considering federal hate crime charges. He's being held without bond.

El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said the suspect has not shown any signs of remorse.

"Right now he basically appears to be in a state of shock and confusion," the police chief said.

The El Paso Police Department has identified the 22 people who were killed and family members have released some photos.

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Thirteen of the victims were United States citizens and seven were Mexican nationals. One person was German. They ranged in age from 15 to 90 years old.

The youngest victim was Javier Rodriguez, who was going to be a sophomore at Horizon High School in the El Paso suburb of Horizon City.

His classmates returned to school a few days early to mourn his loss.

"In a time like this, I can't help but feel angry that this young man was robbed of his potential, robbed of his future and robbed of his life because of someone's unfounded hatred. However, I know that if I truly want to pay tribute to Javier's life, anger has no place in honoring his memory," a man at the vigil said.

Of the 27 people were hurt in the shooting, two remain in critical condition, police said.

The Fort Worth mayor hosted a vigil at city hall on Tuesday to honor the recent mass shooting victims.

Mayor Betsy Price says she organized the vigil to give people in her community the chance to mourn together.

Families, friends and strangers gathered at city hall to remember the victims of recent mass shootings around the country. Religious leaders from various local churches led the group in prayer, speaking in both English and Spanish.  

A handful of people from El Paso were in the crowd and met each other for the first time. They told FOX 4 they feel like they've gained family.

Mayor Price talked about her conversation with El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, saying he appreciates all the love and support from his fellow cities in Texas.

"This is not about red or blue, this is not about politics tonight. This is about coming together to support each other and to support them from Gilroy to El Paso to Dayton," she said. "Tonight, we're here to celebrate our humanity as one group."

During the vigil in Fort Worth, a small group of protestors stood out in the crowd wearing red tape over their mouths with the mayor's name written in bold letters. The group said they feel Price has not been supportive of immigration reform efforts.