The United States was startled this weekend by two mass shootings in quick succession. A few hours after a man in a mall in El Paso, Texas, had shot twenty people on Saturday, the fire opened shortly after midnight in a popular neighborhood in the city of Dayton, Ohio. At least nine people died, according to the police.
At least sixteen injured people were taken to the hospital. The shooter also died in the incident. It is still unclear whether he was killed by police bullets or killed himself.
The perpetrator is said to have used an AR-15, say witnesses of the shooting incident. This semi-automatic firearm is used more often in mass shootings in the US.
Images circulating on social media show that emergency services have been massively pulled to the area. The suspect would have been arrested, but this has not yet been confirmed.
82Man films fleeing people near Ohio shooting
Man shoots twenty people in Texas on Saturday
Earlier on Saturday, at least 20 people were killed and dozens injured after a shooter opened fire in a Texas shopping mall.
In total, three people were arrested. The police assume one shooter, the role of the other two suspects is being investigated.
US President Donald Trump condemned the Texas attack and calls it a "tragic, cowardly act." He has not yet responded to the Ohio incident.
See also: 20 people killed by attack in Texas, FBI assumes terrorist motive
Two dead and fourteen injured in Chicago
In the American city of Chicago, several people were killed and injured in various places in the city this weekend. These are shooting incidents that have nothing to do with each other, according to American agents.
Two people died in the shooting and fourteen were injured.
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