Twenty nine people have died and dozens have been wounded in two mass shootings within just 13 hours of each other in the United States.
The latest incident has shocked the country and raised concerns to have more tighter gun control.
The first massacre occurred on Saturday morning in El Paso, where a gunman killed 20 people at a Walmart store before surrendering to police.
The latest incident occurred this morning when a gunman opened fire in a downtown district of Dayton, Ohio.
Nine people have been killed with at least 26 others wounded.
The assailant was shot dead by police.
Yesterday after the first attack, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the rampage appeared to be a hate crime, and police cited a “manifesto” they attributed to the suspect, a 21-year-old white man.
Meanwhile President Donald Trump branded the shooting ‘an act of cowardice’.
“I know that I stand with everyone in this country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people.”
And Pope Francis condemned the spate of attacks on ‘defenseless people’ in the US, including a rampage last Sunday in which a gunman killed three people and wounded about a dozen at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California.