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By S Vikram | Aug 04, 2019 12:25 PM

On July 3 (Saturday), 20 people were killed after a rifle opened fire on common people at the packed Walmart store in Cielo Vista Mall, El Paso, Texas. Reportedly the massive gun shooting was carried by a man. The merciless attack was also captured in the CCTV camera.

20 people killed in Texas shooting, US. Killer identified

"Twenty innocent people from El Paso have lost their lives," Texas Governor Greg Abbott was quoted as saying at a press conference. He further added, "We as a state unite in support of these victims and their family members... We pray that God can be with those who have been harmed in any way and bind up their wounds."

A number of videos have been released by the media including CNN US post the attack where people were seen running in and out of the mall to save their lives. President Donald Trump said, “ Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people....” (sic) vis his official twitter account.

Chief Greg Allen of El Paso Police revealed there were 26 people wounded apart from the 20 dead during the attack. Walmart expressed their shock over the incident saying, “We're in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where store 2201 & club 6502 are located. We’re praying for the victims, the community & our associates, as well as the first responders. We’re working closely with law enforcement & will update as appropriate” (sic)

According to the reports from the US media, the killer was identified as Patrick Crusius. While one other suspect was taken into custody, the attack had severely injured people from 2 to 80 years old.