Gunman kills 20 people at Walmart store in Texas

08/04/2019

Washington, Aug. 4: Twenty people were killed and more than 25 were injured in a shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday. The gunman, identified as a 21-year-old male, has been arrested. The rampage comes six days after a teenage gunman killed three people at a food festival in Northern California.

For several minutes, the packed Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall on the city’s East Side filled with gun smoke and the echo of gunfire. Many of those in the busy store were buying back-to-school supplies when they were caught up in the rampage.

US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the reports from El Paso were “very bad, many killed.” “Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people.”

“Texas grieves for the people of El Paso today,” Gov. Gregg Abbott told reporters. “On a day that would have been a normal day for someone to leisurely go shopping, turned into one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas.”

El Paso police chief Greg Allen said authorities had a manifesto from the suspect that indicates “there is a potential nexus to a hate crime.” Agencies

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