Multiple people killed after gunmen armed with assault rifles open fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, sending panicked shoppers fleeing before SWAT respond and take a suspect into custody

Saturday, August 3, 2019
By Paul Martin

El Paso mayor’s office confirms multiple fatalities in shooting inside Walmart
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said three suspects are currently in custody
Shooting reported at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas
A local NBC affiliate is reporting that at least 18 people were shot
A number of local businesses were reportedly in lock down
‘We have multiple reports of multiple shooters,’ El Paso police tweeted on Saturday

3 August 2019

El Paso officials say ‘multiple’ people were killed on Saturday after a gunman reportedly opened fire inside a local Walmart.

One suspect is in custody.

El Paso Mayor Dee Margo confirmed that there were multiple fatalities.

‘Scene is still Active,’ El Paso police tweeted earlier on Saturday.

‘We have multiple reports of multiple shooters. Please avoid area police conducting search of a very large area.

‘Media staging will be given when area is secure.’

A local NBC affiliate, KTSM-TV, is reporting that at least 18 people were shot, though the extent of their injuries is unknown.

The University Medical Center of El Paso told NBC News that it has received at least 10 victims with ‘Level 1’ injuries, which is the most serious level.

‘Active Shooting Stay away from Cielo Vista Mall Area. Scene is Still Active,’ the police department tweeted on Saturday.

Earlier on Saturday, the police tweeted: ‘Active Shooter in area of Hawkins and Gateway East.’

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