EL PASO, TEXAS — Police in El Paso, Texas, responded Saturday to an active shooter in the area of the Cielo Vista Mall, the agency tweeted.
The mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo, reportedly said there were multiple fatalities from the shooting.
El Paso Mayor saying “multiple fatalities” and eyewitness tells of shooter in parking lot, then walking into store, shooting. https://t.co/rqOk8wMnze
— UGGHHH.. Not THAT Bruce St. James (@TheBruceStJames) August 3, 2019
Word of multiple shooters has been ruled out. One person is in custody and buildings are still being cleared out.
— Lori Denberg (@LDENBERG) August 3, 2019
A hospital in El Paso took in at least 10 victims with level 1 injuries, which is the most serious level, and said that several hospitals have taken in several victims.
BREAKING: Univ. Medical Center of El Paso tells @NBCNews that they have received at least 10 victims with "Level 1" injuries, which is the most serious level; adds that multiple victims were taken to multiple hospitals. https://t.co/YKtf7GOpcI
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 3, 2019
At least three businesses in the area were on lockdown.
Three Walmart employees took refuge at a Landry’s Seafood House, restaurant manager Oscar Collazo told CNN. The women appeared “shook up” but not injured.
Landry’s had already gone on lockdown, he said but opened its doors when the employees ran there.
“We never thought it would be so close to us this time,” Collazo said. “You see on the news all the time, but you don’t think it could happen here until it does.”
The nearby Hooters and Red Lobster were also on lockdown.
Active Shooting Stay away from Cielo Vista Mall Area. Scene is Still Active.
— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) August 3, 2019