At least 22 people have been injured in the shooting at a shopping center in El Paso.
Eleven of the victims have been transported to the University Medical Centre. Their injuries range from severe to non-life threatening.
Walmart issued a statement
“We’re in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where store 2201 & club 6502 are located,” the retailer said. “We’re praying for the victims, the community & our associates, as well as the first responders. We’re working closely with law enforcement & will update as appropriate.”
Three suspects are in custody after the shooting in El Paso, the city’s mayor told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
“This is a tragedy that I’m having a hard time getting my arms around, frankly,” Mayor Dee Margo said with his voice breaking.
Multiple people are dead, and several people have been transported to the hospital, El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Castillo said in a press briefing.
An absolute tragedy. We will keep you updated as new details filter down from this horrific event.