TEXAS – A mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas has left 20 people dead and 26 injured.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott described it as “one of the deadly days in the history” of his state.
The attack occurred just a few miles from the US-Mexico border and police are trying to determine if it was a hate crime.
A 21-year-old man is in custody. Police said the suspect lived in Allen, Dallas, about 650 miles east of El Paso.
He has been named by US media as Patrick Crusius.
CCTV images broadcast on US media show a man in a dark T-shirt wearing ear protectors and brandishing an assault-style rifle, BBC is reporting.
Meanwhile President Donald Trump is describing the attack as “an act of cowardice.”
In a tweet, he 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… Melania and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the great people of Texas.”