A screen grab from a video posted online by Patrick Crusius, who has the same name as the alleged El Paso shooter. Photo: Patrick Crusius via Facebook A screen grab from a video posted online by Patrick Crusius, who has the same name as the alleged El Paso shooter. Photo: Patrick Crusius via Facebook
A screen grab from a video posted online by Patrick Crusius, who has the same name as the alleged El Paso shooter. Photo: Patrick Crusius via Facebook

Mistaken identity: namesakes of alleged Texas and Ohio shooters Patrick Crusius and Connor Betts face online death threats

  • Such mix-ups are common after mass shootings as misinformation and rumours spread via social media
  • Threats continue despite clarifications, prompting at least one family to call police for protection

Topic |   Gun violence in the US
A screen grab from a video posted online by Patrick Crusius, who has the same name as the alleged El Paso shooter. Photo: Patrick Crusius via Facebook A screen grab from a video posted online by Patrick Crusius, who has the same name as the alleged El Paso shooter. Photo: Patrick Crusius via Facebook
A screen grab from a video posted online by Patrick Crusius, who has the same name as the alleged El Paso shooter. Photo: Patrick Crusius via Facebook
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