Texas Mall Shooting Claims Multiple Victims
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Police reported multiple deaths after responding to a shooting at a Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso on Saturday. In a tweet, El Paso police confirmed they had received “reports of multiple shooters” and urged people to avoid the area.
Police said that one person is in custody and they do not believe there is still a threat in the area.
Police didn’t immediately provide details on whether anyone was hurt or in custody. One law enforcement source told CBS News that preliminary information is that there are two male shooters with a AK 47-style weapon.
ATF agents are en route to assist the El Paso police at the scene of the shooting, CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues reports.
Witness Ray Holgin told CBS News that he was about to go into the Walmart when he heard at least 10 gunshots. He said he thought he saw at least two people with guns. Holgin told CBS News that he saw at least one person, an elderly lady, fall to the ground, but he’s not sure if she was shot.
Details of the shooting were not immediately clear but many people took to social media to report details, video and images.