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Texas Mass Shooting-At least 20 Killed

At least 20 people were killed in a shooting at a shopping mall in El Paso, in the U.S. state of Texas.

A man armed with a rifle opened fire at a Walmart store, on Saturday, killing 20 people and wounding 26 others as panicked shoppers and employees scurried for cover before the gunman surrendered to police at the scene.

Local media outlets also posted surveillance footage said to show a gunman entering the building with an automatic rifle.

The 21-year-old suspect surrendered to police as officers closed in on him, and he was taken into custody without incident, according to authorities. Police said the suspect was a resident of the Dallas-area city of Allen, about 650 miles (1,046km) east of El Paso.

Governor Greg Abbott described it as “one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas”.

The carnage ranked as the eighth-deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, after a 1984 shooting in San Ysidro, California, that claimed 21 lives.

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