12:20 GMT24 January 2020
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    In what is now being considered an act of domestic terrorism in the US, over 20 people were killed and 26 more injured after a gunman opened fire in a Walmart in the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas on Saturday evening.

    According to a spokesperson for the El Paso police, cited by Reuters, the names of the victims killed in the terror attack at a local Walmart will be released after relatives are informed.

    Meanwhile, forensic experts have reportedly finished their work at the scene of the El Paso gun massacre and the bodies have been removed from inside the Walmart store and parking lot, AP said.

    El Paso police Sgt. Robert Gomez said Sunday that the terror attack was confined to the Walmart and its parking lot, and that the killings did not spread to nearby shopping areas, according to AP.

    The United States was shaken on Saturday by two separate domestic terror attacks. Hours after the gun massacre in El Paso, another young white male gunman attacked people in the city of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring at least 26 people. The shooter's sister was among those killed in the Ohio gun massacre.

    US President Donald Trump has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to acknowledge the victims of terror attack and said that he would make a statement at 10 a.m. in Washington DC on Monday.


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