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Mass Shootings In El Paso, Texas Leaves At Least 29 Dead

In less than 24 hours there have been two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The mass shooting has left at least twenty-nine people dead, fifty-three injured.

The two mass shootings occurred in less than a span of twenty-four hours. At El Paso, Texas on Saturday morning a lone gunman walked into a crowded Walmart shooting with an AK-style semiautomatic rifle.

As the authorities investigated, the shooting killed twenty and more than twenty-six injured. However, there is a possible chance this is domestic terrorism and hate crime.

According to the sources, the officials believe the suspect, a white man was possibly targeting Hispanics. The suspect is charged with capital murder.

Barely thirteen hours later in Dayton, Ohio. In a down-town neighborhood crowded with bars and as well as restaurants a man wearing body armor and a mask opened a fire.

According to the sources. The fire was opened with a 223-caliber semiautomatic rifle. The suspect arrived at the scene with his sister whom he killed in addition to eight others. The Dayton Police Chief Mr. Richard Beihl.

The gunman was killed by the police after thirty seconds he fired his first shot. According to the sources as well as the police, the rampage left 27 injured. However, the officials in Dayton have not provided the motive that led to the shooting.

According to the law-enforcement officials both the suspects used the guns they have legally purchased. Federal officials have been looking for a connection between the two mass shootings if there is any.

On Sunday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge at El Paso, Mr. Emmerson Buie said, “Because these two happened so close we’re going to make sure they are not linked together.”

According to the Gun Violence Archive. The rampage in Dayton was the 251st mass shooting of the year.

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