09:38 GMT19 April 2021
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    A 21-year-old resident of Boulder, Colorado, is the suspect in a deadly shooting that occurred on Monday at a local supermarket. Nine civilians were killed and one police officer. An investigation is expected to take just five days.

    The niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris, Meena Harris, on Tuesday made the assumption that the Colorado mass shooter who killed ten on Monday was a white man, citing "statistics" and the fact that he has been “taken into custody alive.”

    On Tuesday, police identified the suspected gunman, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, of Arvada, who is said to be a naturalized US citizen from Syria. According to police reports, he moved to the US and has lived in the nation most of his life.

    Meena’s allegations were considered by netizens as intolerant and racially hostile and worse than a previous tweet about the shooter that she deleted after harsh criticism.

    "The Atlanta shooting was not even a week ago. Violent white men are the greatest terrorist threat to our country," she tweeted on Monday.

    Some Twitter users complained about Meena's facts.

    A number of netizens welcomed the fact that Harris admitted to making an inappropriate statement and had deleted her first tweet.

    Some Twitter users agreed with Meena.

    On Monday the suspect, armed with a rifle, opened fire in the King Soopers outlet, in Boulder, Colorado, and killed 10 people, including a police officer. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was wounded during the deadly shooting and was taken to a hospital. He was later released from the health care facility and was transferred to prison to await trial. The shooter is charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder.


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