Live Shooting on SnapChat : Video 1
A gunman opened fire in Glendale, Arizona at Westgate Shopping center just hours ago. Police surrounded the place, guns drawn to take down the suspect, who reportedly shot three people.
We can confirm that a shooting happened this evening at Westgate Entertainment District. We are deeply troubled by this incident and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. Westgate will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and in-house security to best ensure the safety of our customers, tenants and residents. Additional questions should be directed to the Glendale Police Department.A spokesperson for Westgate Entertainment District said in a statement
Live Shooting on SnapChat : Video 2
The shooter, identifies himself as Armando Junior Hernandez. He appears to be in his late teens or early 20s and Hispanic.
Arizona State Senator, Martin Quezada Tweeted about the incident.
The person in the video shows off their guns and says, “Hello, I’m going to be the shooter of Westgate 2020. This is to get back at mean society. So, let’s get this done.”
The shooter broadcast the the murders live on SnapChat, leading some to be understandably upset with the people who watched and didn’t alert authorities immediately.
Another went on to say “!!!!! He posted so much shit, if people reported they could’ve saved lives !!”
For some reason, people will call the police on their neighbors for not social distancing, but find it hard to actually report real crimes. Some local governments have been criticized for tyrannical rules.
The shooter has been taken into custody and police are reviewing his videos.