21-year-old man identified as Colorado shooter

Police in the US state of Colorado have identified a 21-year-old man as the suspect in a shooting at a supermarket that left 10 people dead.

Investigators announced on Tuesday that Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa is from a town near Boulder where the shooting took place at a King Soopers store on Monday.

They say Alissa was shot in the leg in an exchange of fire with police officers, detained and treated at a hospital. His condition is said to be not life-threatening.

Ten people, including one police officer who responded to the emergency call were killed.

Prosecutors charged Alissa on 10 counts of murder.

This is the second fatal shooting in a week in the United States.

On March 16, a gunman killed eight people in Georgia. Six of the victims are of Asian descent.

In Washington, responding to the shooting, President Joe Biden urged Congress to move quickly to close the loopholes in the background check system and also to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

He said, " It should not be a partisan issue. This is an American issue. It will save lives, American Lives."

He directed flags to be flown at half-mast to honor the shooting victims.