In El Paso, A man armed with an assault rifle has opened fire at a shopping area in the US state of Texas, killing at least 20 people and wounding 26 others.
Sources said that three or more Mexicans had been killed in the shooting. As well, El Paso in West Texas, which has about 6,80,000 approx. Residents sit across the border from Juarez, Mexico. The country is more than 80 percent Latino and Mexicans citizens legally pass the border every day to work and shop in the US, respectively.
According to International reporters, anywhere from 1000 to 3000 shoppers and about 100 employees were at the Walmart store when the gunman opened fire. Authorities said that the suspect had arrested outside a Walmart store near the Cielo Vista Mar, 8 kilometers from a border checkpoint with Mexico.
According to US police statement, the gunman name is Patrick Wood Crusius, a white male and police said he was believed to be the only shooter. El Paso country records on Sunday showed that Patrick was booked at the contrail jail in the city on capital murder charges.
Therefore, 20 people had killed and dozens more injured in the shooting. The wounded ranged in age from 2 years to 82, respectively. A spokesperson for El Paso’s Del So’ Medical center said that 11 victims ranging in age from 35 to 82 were being treated at the facility respectively.
Although, the incident ranked as the 8th deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, taking place three two weeks after a gunman killed three people at a Summer Food festival in California. It was the 21st Mass killing in the US in the year 2019. However, nobody would have thought that something like this would happen.