TEXAS SHOOT­ING Twenty Killed in El Paso Gun At­tack

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Twenty peo­ple have been killed and 26 in­jured in a mass shoot­ing in the Texas city of El Paso.

Gover­nor Greg Ab­bott de­scribed it as “one of the most deadly days in the his­tory of Texas”.

The mas­sacre hap­pened at a Wal­mart store near the Cielo Vista Mall, a few miles from the US-Mex­i­can bor­der.

A 21-year-old man is in cus­tody. Po­lice said the sus­pect was a res­i­dent of the Dallas-area city of Allen, about 650 miles (1046km) east of El Paso.

He has been named by US me­dia as Patrick Cru­sius.

CCTV im­ages said to be of the gun­man and broad­cast on US me­dia show a man in a dark T-shirt wear­ing ear pro­tec­tors and bran­dish­ing an as­sault-style ri­fle. The vic­tims have not yet been named. How­ever, Mex­ico’s Pres­i­dent Manuel Lopez Obrador said three Mex­i­cans had been killed and six wounded in the at­tack, Reuters news agency re­ports.

The at­tack came less than a week af­ter a teenage gun­man killed three peo­ple at a Cal­i­for­nia food fes­ti­val. The Texas shoot­ing has been dubbed the eighth dead­li­est in mod­ern US his­tory.

“We as a state unite in sup­port of these vic­tims and their fam­ily mem­bers,” Mr Ab­bott said. “We must do one thing to­day, one thing to­mor­row and each and ev­ery day af­ter this - we must unite.”

CCTV im­ages said to be of the gun­man have emerged.

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