A veterans organization is drawing backlash for a racist question about the Uvalde shooter's citizenship—a question never asked about White gunmen—in the wake of the latest school shooting.
Code of Vets used their official Twitter account to post the question after noting the shooter's Hispanic name.
"Did he cross the border illegally?"
"Our nation has a serious national security crisis evolving. God help us🙏🏽"
Some have assumed the shooter was in the country illegally because of early reports Customs and Border Patrol officers were some of the first to respond to the scene.
For a situation of this magnitude, the request for assistance would have gone out to all law enforcement agencies in the area—including CBP.
Twitter users weren't going to put up with the casual racism from Code of Vets.
Texas state Senator Roland Gutierrez said during an interview with CNN that state police had told him the shooter was born in North Dakota, though he did not specify where.
Local station WSLS10 reported the shooter attended Robb Elementary School when he was younger, while ABC7 reported he was a current student at Uvalde High School.