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    30 killed in two separate mass shooting incidents in US

    Published on August 4, 2019

    In United States, at least 30 people were killed and several others were injured in two separate mass shooting incidents within 24 hours.

    In the first incident, a 21-year-old gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso town in Texas, killing 20 people. The massacre happened last night, a few miles from the US-Mexico border.

    The suspect, identified as Patrick Crusius was taken into custody after he surrendered outside the Walmart store. Police officials said they are investigating an online post reportedly written by the suspect that indicates that the shooting was targetted at Hispanics.

    The post appeared online about an hour before the shooting and included language that complained about the ‘Hispanic invasion’ of Texas.

    President Donald Trump condemned the El Paso attack as an act of cowardice and said there could be no justification for the killing of innocent people.

    In the second mass shooting incident, nine people were killed early Sunday morning in Dayton’s Oregon District, a historic neighbourhood known for its nightclubs, bars and art galleries. The shooter was also killed by the responding officers.

    The shooting was the eighth-deadliest in modern U.S. history. Five of the top-10 deadliest shooting in US history have come since 2016.

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