Mayor Says Multiple Dead In El Paso Mall Mass Shooting, One Person In Custody [VIDEO]
- Mass shooting at a Walmart in a mall in El Paso, Texas
- At least 22 injured
- At least 1 dead
- One suspect – a male – in custody
- Police do not believe there any other suspects.
- President Trump has been briefed.
Update (1500ET): AP reports that Mayor’s aide and police say multiple people were killed in an attack at an El Paso, Texas, shopping complex.
El Paso Police confirmed one person in custody.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 3, 2019
We are in shock over the tragic events at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where Walmart store #2201 and Sam’s Club #6502 are located. We’re praying for the victims, the community and our associates, as well as the first responders who are on the scene. We’re working closely with law enforcement and will update as appropriate.
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At least eighteen people have reportedly been shot – with one killed – after an active shooter opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
According to a police scanner the shooter was armed with an automatic weapon, possibly an AK-47.
Shortly after 11am local time El Paso Police tweeted: “Active Shooting Stay away from Cielo Vista Mall Area. Scene is Still Active.”
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 3, 2019
The Mirror reports that the shooter is reported to have opened fire in the car park before going inside the supermarket.
BREAKING: El Paso police confirm at least 18 dead in mass shooting at Walmart pic.twitter.com/EqQmmS6R2D
— Altaveu Andorra (@AltaveuAndorra) August 3, 2019
— Alfredo Corchado (@ajcorchado) August 3, 2019
#Update: Just in – Video footage of police clearing out the entire Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, #Texas. Where a gunman who is still at large shot at least 18 people and one person dead in a #Walmart and on a parking lot. pic.twitter.com/tqb0iKwNmh
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) August 3, 2019
— Chris Shadrock (@ChrisShadrock) August 3, 2019
The shooting comes just days after two people were shot and killed in a Walmart store in Southhaven, Mississippi, south of Memphis, and the same week that three people were shot and killed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California.