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USA: Texas Governor calls for unity after El Paso Walmart shooting kills 20

United States, El Paso
August 04, 2019 at 02:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for unity among the residents of El Paso, speaking at a press conference on Sunday, following a deadly shooting that killed at least 20 people at a shopping mall.

"We're here to make clear that we stand united in support of this community. We stand united in our efforts to make sure that Texas and the local community, that we do everything we can to help these victims respond to this challenge," said Abbott.

"We also want to thank the first responders for the way that they dealt with this. They were able to make sure that the shooter did not harm any more people," he added.

A 21-year-old suspect has been arrested and named by police as Dallas-resident Patrick Crusius. The shooting took place at a Walmart store inside the Cielo Vista Mall, which is the largest mall in El Paso.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for unity among the residents of El Paso, speaking at a press conference on Sunday, following a deadly shooting that killed at least 20 people at a shopping mall.

"We're here to make clear that we stand united in support of this community. We stand united in our efforts to make sure that Texas and the local community, that we do everything we can to help these victims respond to this challenge," said Abbott.

"We also want to thank the first responders for the way that they dealt with this. They were able to make sure that the shooter did not harm any more people," he added.

A 21-year-old suspect has been arrested and named by police as Dallas-resident Patrick Crusius. The shooting took place at a Walmart store inside the Cielo Vista Mall, which is the largest mall in El Paso.

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