#PrayersUp: Multiple Fatalities Reported Following A Shooting At A El Paso Walmart

#PrayersUp: Multiple Fatalities Reported Following A Shooting At A El Paso Walmart

Roommates, we are sending our prayers to loved ones of those affected by the shooting that took place in El Paso, TX early Saturday.

According to KTSM, police received a call about an active shooter around 10am at Walmart at Cielo Vista Mall. There were also reports of a possible shooter adjacent of the mall. As of now, one person is in custody, while another person has been detained.

Multiple fatalities have been confirmed, at the moment, a final number has not been reported, however, a police source has told KTSM that 18 people have been killed.

According to CNN, a second small mall, that his located 2.5 miles away from Cielo Vista Mall was also placed on lockdown according to two employees.

Victor Guerrero, the spokesman for Del Sol Medical Center says that at least 11 people were transported to the medical center for treatment. Aside from the fatalities, multiple people were reported injured at Walmart.

Dee Margo, the mayor of El Paso took to social media and said, “Adair and I are devastated by the tragic events unfolding in our City. Our hearts go out to the victims and gratitude to our first responders. We will continue to keep you updated.”

Walmart also issued a statement and said, “We’re in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where store 2201 & club 6502 are located. 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.”

We’ll continue to keep you updated on this story.

 

Sources: https://www.ktsm.com/news/breaking-possible-active-shooter-at-walmart-near-cielo-vista-mall/

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/03/us/el-paso-shooting/index.html

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