The FBI has issued a warning after the mass shooting’s in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH left 30 people dead over the weekend that copy cat attacks could happen.
“The FBI remains concerned that U.S.-based domestic violent extremists could become inspired by these and previous high-profile attacks to engage in similar acts of violence,” the bureau said in a statement. “The FBI asks the American public to report to law enforcement any suspicious activity that is observed either in person or online.”
The FBI director has created initiatives aimed at targeting who the mass shooters are in this country.
At a congressional hearing in May, an FBI official said the agency is investigating almost 850 possible domestic terrorists across the U.S. FBI Director Wray also revealed during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last month that a large chunk of the domestic terror-related arrests made by the agency since October have been tied to white supremacy.
“I will say that a majority of the domestic terrorism cases that we’ve investigated are motivated by some version of what you might call white supremacist violence, but it does include other things as well,” he said.