At least 20 killed, 26 injured in mass shooting at Walmart store in El Paso, Texas

11:56 AM | 4 Aug, 2019
At least 20 killed, 26 injured in mass shooting at Walmart store in El Paso, Texas
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TEXAS - At least 20 people have been killed in the latest mass shooting in the United States (US), the Radio Pakistan reported.

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

At least 26 people, including children, are being treated at local hospitals for their injuries.

A young white man is in custody and is believed to be the sole gunman.

He has been named by US media as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, a resident of the Dallas area.

CCTV footage said to be of El Paso gunman

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!

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 carnage ranked as the eighth-deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, after a 1984 shooting in San Ysidro, California, that claimed 21 lives.