David K. Li, NBC News, August 5, 2019
Mexico on Sunday threatened to take legal action against the United States for failing to protect its citizens after this weekend’s mass shooting in the border city of El Paso.
Of the 20 people gunned down at a Walmart adjacent to the Cielo Vista Mall, at least seven were Mexican citizens, and Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard promised Mexico City will act.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry called the attack in El Paso a “terrorist act against innocent Mexicans.”
Ebrard later announced that he would be in El Paso to meet with the victims and offer support from the Mexican government.
Of the 26 injured in the attack, at least nine were Mexican nationals, according to the government.