The police of El Paso (TX) reported on the active arrow in the center in Walmart in Cielo Vista Mall and asking residents to stay away from the shopping center and streets of the Gateway East and Hawkins.
Scene is still Active. We have multi reports of multiple shooters. Please avoid area police conducting search of a very large area. Media staging will be given when area is secure.
— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) 3 августа 2019 г.
According to police, the shooter is not alone and is still at large. Now he is inside Walmart. Up to 18 people were injured, but the severity of their wounds is not known. Sources also report 1 dead.
— Jorge Salgado (@SalgadoPhoto_) 3 августа 2019 г.
At least 3 other businesses in the area where the shooting was reported are temporarily closed — including the Red Lobster and Hooter’s diner.
“Heartbreaking news” — commented on the incident presidential candidate and native of El Paso Beto O’Rourke — All those in El Paso: take care. Please follow the emergency instructions until the situation becomes clear.”
Truly heartbreaking. Stay safe, El Paso. Please follow all directions of emergency personnel as we continue to get more updates. https://t.co/BU0AH6Y8Rv
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) 3 августа 2019 г.