Multiple people were killed, on Saturday, August 3, when at least two gunmen opened fire near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas.
Local police reported multiple deaths after they responded to reports of gunfire and an active shooter at a Walmart near the mall. At least 22 people have been injured and taken to two nearby hospitals.
CBS News reported that at least two individuals had AK-style assault rifles and were firing multiple rounds inside Walmart.
Three suspects were in police custody, as of Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Central Time. Police have announced that the scene is now under control, but are advising people in the area to stay at home for the time being.
Local-area businesses remain on lockdown within a three-mile radius of the Cielo Vista Mall.
Photographs show law enforcement near El Paso shooting, reported to have happened inside the Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall (via Getty). pic.twitter.com/hidtiubWwr
— Zachary Stieber (@ZackStieber) August 3, 2019
Hospitals say they are treating 22 victims of the mass shooting at an El Paso shopping complex, not including a patient who died after arriving at one of the hospitals.
The Del Sol Medical Center is treating 11 patients, the University Medical Center of El Paso is treating nine, the El Paso Children’s Hospital is treating two.
Ryan Mielke (MIL’-kee), a UMC spokesman, says one patient died at the hospital, and other victims suffered traumatic injuries.
El Paso police put out call for blood donations in wake of the deadly mass shooting at a Walmart that killed at least 18 people: “Blood needed urgently. Multiple injured transported to various hospitals,” according to ABC News.
NEW: El Paso police put out call for blood donations in wake of the deadly mass shooting at a Walmart that killed at least 18 people: “Blood needed urgently. Multiple injured transported to various hospitals.” https://t.co/DNVPNWFNWX pic.twitter.com/N9vgVdVkov
— ABC News (@ABC) August 3, 2019
El Paso Police: “Blood needed urgently. Multiple injured transported to various hospitals,” after mall complex shooting,
“Blood donation centers Vitalent Blood Services at 424 S. Mesa Hills and 133 N. Zaragoza.”
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 3, 2019
Includes reporting from the Associated Press.