November 8, 2017
A non-citizen and suspected illegal alien went on a shooting spree with an AR-style rifle at Interstate 35 in Texas on Saturday morning.
He shot a 7-year-old girl in the head and four others. The girl is reportedly in critical condition.
Unlike Sunday’s shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, this mass shooting barely made the news.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police identified a man accused of shooting at cars with an assault rifle along an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 35 Saturday morning.
Late Sunday night Rolando Martinez, 25, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a 2nd-degree felony. Four people including a 7-year-old girl were hit. The child remains in critical condition as of Saturday evening.
Austin police say the shooting began about 2 a.m. Saturday and ended around 3:15 a.m. Calls to 911 came in from multiple places along I-35, stretching from south Austin at Stassney Lane up to Wells Branch Parkway.
“We have a lot of crime scenes. We have several people that were injured in this,” said Austin Police Assistant Chief Joseph Chacon on Saturday.
[…]Martinez’s bond is set at $1 million. According to Travis County Jail records, he has an Immigration and Naturalization Service detainer on him.
That means he’s slated to be deported and is not a US citizen. Despite being charged in 2015 with assault on a public servant, he was allowed to stay in the US.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:00 am