President Trump Responds to Texas Mass Shooting That Left 20 Dead

By Janita Kan

August 3, 2019 Updated: August 3, 2019

President Donald Trump reacted to the mass shooting at a Texas Walmart on Aug. 3 that left 20 people dead and 26 injured.

“Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas. Reports are very bad, many killed,” Trump said. “Working with State and Local authorities, and Law Enforcement. Spoke to Governor to pledge total support of Federal Government. God be with you all!”

President Donald Trump reacted to the mass shooting at a Texas Walmart on Aug. 3 that left 20 people dead and 26 injured.

“Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas. Reports are very bad, many killed,” Trump said. “Working with State and Local authorities, and Law Enforcement. Spoke to Governor to pledge total support of Federal Government. God be with you all!”

Earlier, the White House confirmed that Trump was briefed about the situation and was monitoring the situation. It added that the president had spoken to Attorney General William Barr and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

A police official said earlier on Aug. 3 that more than 20 people were left dead or wounded. Witnesses reported multiple shooters entering the grocery store chain near Cielo Vista Mall and opened fire at shoppers.

The El Paso Police Department said one suspect was in custody.

Surveillance pictures of inside the Walmart showed the suspect, who is reportedly a 21-year-old, carrying a rifle into Walmart, according to the KTSM broadcaster, who said it obtained the photos from a police source.

According to the media outlet, the shooter entered the store at around 10 a.m. local time.

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