Copycat mass shooter 'intrigued' by El Paso and Ohio attack thwarted by police in Florida
Sheriff Chad Chronister briefs news station after mass shooter thwarted (Photo: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office/Twitter)

Just hours after the shooting in Dayton, Ohio, a copycat shooter attempted another attack on a Walmart in Gibsonton, Florida, which is south of East Tampa.


WSTP reporter Angelina Salcedo reported that a 31-year-old white male was "intrigued" by the terrorist attacks in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this weekend. He wanted to conduct his own similar shooting. Luckily, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office was able to act quickly.

His mother reportedly worked at the Walmart.

The story is still developing...