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2020 Democrats called for action after El Paso shooting

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Several Democratic presidential contenders called for action to end gun violence after a Saturday shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that resulted in multiple fatalities.

The El Paso Police Department confirmed to the outlet that there were multiple fatalities but did not say how many. Police said one person was in custody after the incident.

Joe Biden; Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.); South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro expressed sadness while calling for change.

The shooting took place in the hometown of former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), who canceled some scheduled campaign stops to return to El Paso.

"How many lives must be cut short? How many communities must be torn apart?" wrote Biden. "It's past time we take action and end our gun violence epidemic."

4th August 2019

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