El Paso, TX – Eighteen people have been shot during what is being described by police as an ongoing “active shooter” incident at the Walmart at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso.
The El Paso Police Department tweeted at 11:03 a.m. local time on Saturday that there was an “active shooter” near the area of Hawkins and Gateway East in El Paso.
Police asked people to stay away from the Cielo Vista Mall and said the scene that originated at the Walmart located at 7101 Gateway Blvd West was “still active” an hour later, KFOX reported.
KTSM reported that 18 people had been shot, but had no information on the type or severity of the wounds.
The El Paso Times reported that police said there may have been several shooters involved in the incident.
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