Dayton and El Paso join growing list of recent deadly US mass shootings

Tributes in Gilroy, a vigil in El Paso and police in Dayton. Credit: AP

Twin gun massacres that left 29 people dead in the US in less than 24 hours have led to more outrage - and mourning - in America.

On Saturday afternoon, a gunman opened fire inside a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 20 people and injuring more than two dozen.

Just hours later, at 1am local time (6am BST) another gunman attacked the centre of Dayton, Ohio, killing at least nine people and injuring 16 others.

Last Sunday, a six-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were among three people killed when a gunman opened fire at a California food festival.

The three recent mass shootings have sparked calls for tighter gun control in the US as they join a growing list of deadly attacks in the last two years.

Steven Romero was just six-years-old when he was shot and killed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. Credit: Albert Romero
Mourners at a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue. Credit: AP/PA
Pupils and teachers were shot dead at Santa Fe High School. Credit: PA
Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School led calls for greater gun control following the shooting. Credit: PA

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