Published: Sun, August 04, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Police responding to reports of multiple shooters in El Paso, Tex

Police responding to reports of multiple shooters in El Paso, Tex

While officials did not immediately announce the identity of the shooter, the Washington Examiner reported that "A law enforcement source in El Paso told the Washington Examiner that 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius from Dallas, Texas, has been taken into custody". "It was more than 50 but not less than 200", she said. Earlier reports indicated "multiple shooters", but police said they do not believe these reports to be true.

Enrique Duenas Aguilar, a fire department spokesman, told NPR that 18 people were transported to local hospitals.

Several fatalities have been confirmed by law enforcement after being shot near a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, Foxnews.com reported citing local media.

At least ten people are dead with many more reportedly wounded after what is now being termed as a "gang-related terrorism" mass shooting at a mall and a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.

El Paso, which is home to around 680,000 residents, is located in western Texas and sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico.

The scene was still active, El Paso Police tweeted shortly after 2 p.m.

We send all our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those suffering today, their loved ones, and everyone else involved with this bad, awful shooting. He asked "for everyone's strength for El Paso right now". Over the intercom system they just announced that there are reports of another active shooter directly across the street at a location different from the first shootings.

More to come as reports come in.

Pete Buttigieg said in a tweet that his grandmother used to take him to the Cielo Vista mall, where the shooting took place.

He said the state and the Department of Public Safety are assisting El Paso police as they conduct their investigation.

Multiple people have been killed in a shooting at a Walmart in Texas, according to officials.

A hospital spokesperson for the Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso told Euronews that 11 people had been transferred there.

Gov. Greg Abbott has already posted on Twitter about the horrific incident.

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