Police Confirm Multiple Fatalities in El Paso Walmart Shooting

At least 22 people were wounded Saturday during a shooting inside an El Paso Walmart, according to CNN. The extent of the injuries are not yet known. 

El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said they had one male suspect in custody, and that there is no imminent threat. He also confirmed there were multiple fatalities, but did not provide an exact number.

“We are searching multiple scenes,” said Carrillo, adding that there “is no active shooting currently.”

At around 11 a.m. local time, the El Paso Police Department confirmed they had received “reports of multiple shooters” and urged the public to stay away from the Cielo Vista Mall area, where the Walmart is located. Other law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, the Texas Dept. of Public Safety, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are assisting police.

Sgt. Robert Gomez said officers also received reports of a shooting inside the mall.

CNN reports several businesses in the area were placed on lockdown.

“We never thought it would be so close to us this time,” said Oscar Collazo, who owns a seafood restaurant in the area. “You see on the news all the time, but you don’t think it could happen here until it does.”

Video posted on social media shows the Walmart and mall being evacuated and mall being evacuated.

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