Today August 3, in the city of El Paso, located in the western part of the U.S. state of Texas right on the border with Mexico, an unknown person shot several people outside a local Supermarket Walmart.
The incident happened around 11am local time.At this time, police released a message: “Active shooting, stay away from The Cielo Vista Mall. The incident is not over yet.”
Fox News reports that the shooter began firing bursts of automatic weapons, presumably from an AK-47 assault rifle, in the supermarket parking lot, before entering the building.
Active Shooting Stay away from Cielo Vista Mall Area. Scene is Still Active.
— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) August 3, 2019
At least one person was shot and killed, according to state police. The number of victims has not yet been confirmed, but there are reports of multiple wounds.
The police who arrived on the scene closed the shopping center and blocked the surrounding streets. To date, no further information has been received about what is happening.
The city of El Paso, where more than 600,000 people live peacefully today, in the era of the development of the Wild West was famous for the center of various kinds of adventurers, robbers and robbers, attracting all those who wanted to escape the law. Today, its population is 80% Hispanic.
Latest Updates : At Least 19 dead,40 injured.