A recent mass shooting that took place in a Walmart store located in the heart of El Paso, Texas has claimed the lives of twenty people and injured a further 26.
Heart-breakingly, it took place less than a week after a teenage gunman killed three people at a California food festival, and just 24 hours before another mass shooting was carried out in Dayton, Ohio.
At the moment police and FBI are investigating whether an anonymous white nationalist “manifesto”, shared on an online forum, was written by the eventual gunman. If so it will be clear by the document that the attack was targeted at the local Hispanic community, something which is likely true since the 21-year-old man in custody lived in Allen, Dallas, about 650 miles east of El Paso.
CCTV images said to be of the gunman depict a man in a dark T-shirt wearing ear protectors and armed with an assault-style rifle. He entered the Walmart, near the Cielo Vista Mall, that was full of shoppers buying back-to-school supplies at the time of the shooting.
Just recently the US President, Donald Trump, stated that the attack was “an act of cowardice,” further adding: “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.”
As of yet the victims have not been named, however, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has claimed that three of the dead were, in fact, Mexicans.