In a gun attack at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, a few miles from the US-Mexican border, as many as 20 people have lost their lives.
Texas: As many as 20 people were killed in a shooting incident at a shopping centre in the US city of El Paso, the city's Mayor said on Saturday (August 3). According to CNN news, spokespersons for two hospitals in the city said that at least 22 people were injured in the incident.
The massacre took place at a Walmart store near Cielo Vista Mall, a few miles from the US-Mexican border.
El Paso police received reports of "multiple shooters" at a shopping centre at around 10 am (local time). Following this, multiple agencies, including the FBI and the local sheriff's department, responded to the scene to assist El Paso authorities.
It is reportedly said that the police have arrested a 21-year-old person in connection with the incident. Deputy press secretary Steven Groves said in a statement that President Donald Trump had been briefed on the shooting and the White House is monitoring the situation.
The incident came five days after the tragic shooting incident at a garlic festival in California that claimed the lives of three people and injured 16 others. Further details are awaited.
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Last Updated Aug 4, 2019, 11:03 AM IST