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Texas Walmart shooting: El Paso gun attack leaves 20 dead

At least 20 people have been killed in the latest mass shooting in the United States. The massacre happened at a Walmart store near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, a few miles from the US-Mexico border. 

At least 22 people, including children, are being treated at local hospitals. A young white man has been arrested and is believed to be the sole shooter. He has been identified by US media as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, a resident of the Dallas area. 

CCTV images said to be of the gunman and circulated on US media show a man in a dark T-shirt wearing ear protectors and brandishing an assault-style rifle. Police said the Walmart was "at capacity" with shoppers buying back-to-school supplies at the time of the attack.

President Donald Trump in his reaction called the shooting in El Paso, Texas, “terrible” saying that he offered the government's support to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

    "Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas. Reports are very bad, many killed. Working with State and Local authorities, and Law Enforcement. Spoke to Governor to pledge total support of Federal Government. God be with you all!" the President wrote.


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