Veronica and Kayla Espresion light candles at a vigil a day after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, U.S. August 4, 2019. (REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare)
Over the weekend, the United States experienced two mass shootings that left at least 31 people dead and at least 53 people were injured. The end of the weekend marked 255 verified and reported mass shootings in the US this year alone.
On August 3, a gunman entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, nearby Cielo Vista Mall, killing 22 people and injuring two dozen others, ABC News reported. El Paso Police Department spokesperson Sergeant Robert Gomez told reporters during a news conference the store was “at capacity” at the time of the shooting, with 3,000 shoppers and 100 employees inside the store, according to USA Today. El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen called the scene of the shooting…
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