30 killed in two mass shootings in US

Wednesday 07th August 2019 06:55 EDT

Texas: At least 30 people were killed and several others injured in two separate mass shootings within 24 hours in the United States. While nine people were killed in Dayton, Ohio, 20 died at a packed Walmart store in Texas after gunmen armed with an assault rifle opened fire indiscriminately.

The mass shooting in Texas, second fatal shooting, came just a week after the mass shooting in California. One suspect was taken into custody while authorities were studying an extremist manifesto purportedly written by the gunman. The Ohio mass shooting took place just hours after the Texas shooting. The gunman involved in the Ohio shooting was killed by the security forces.

Texas shooting

One suspect was taken into custody in connection with the Texas shooting. The shooting injured a total of 26 people. They were immediately taken to a hospital for treatment. Footage show bodies lying on the ground in the store's parking lot while El Paso authorities made a desperate appeal for blood donations. Addressing a press conference, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, "We as a state unite in support of these victims and their family members." Media has named the suspect as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius.

Ohio shooting

The Ohio shooting happened in Dayton, when a gunman opened fire indiscriminately at people. At least nine people were killed in the shooting. The shooter was killed while authorities challenged him. "The shooter is deceased, from gunshot wounds from the responding officers," Police Lieutenant Colonel Matt Carper said. He added that no police personnel was injured while attempting to neutralize the gunman. Police were working to identify the shooter and the FBI were on scene to provide any necessary assistance, he said.

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