UPDATE: Surveillance camera photos show armed suspect entering Walmart, carrying rifle, wearing ear protection, protective glasses. For additional updates scroll to bottom of post.
#BREAKING Surveillance photos of El Paso Walmart shooter https://t.co/DdvohmZ3oo— Matthew Keys (@Matthew Keys)1564861705.0
Say a prayer. This is incomprehensible evil.
A law enforcement official in El Paso tells me the Walmart shooter opened fire outside before walking in the store.… https://t.co/Jq0qwAuXck— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna Giaritelli)1564862532.0
UPDATE 3:35PM ET: Police have not yet officially updated the number of fatalities, but CNN reports that police on scene confirm 18 dead, 22 injured. Local station KTSM reports 18 dead and "multiple" injured, also per police at scene. Police report only one suspect in custody. Additional video added below.
UPDATE 2:45PM ET: El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told KTSM-9 that one to three people are in custody in connection with the shooting, and that the scene is "contained" but some civilians are still locked down in the mall. Mayor was not able to offer update on estimated fatalities.
REPORT: A massive police response is underway in El Paso, Texas as news is breaking about a mass killing with multiple victims and fatalities, at a currently still-active scene where shots were first reported around 11 a.m. local time (1pm eastern.)
Active Shooting Stay away from Cielo Vista Mall Area. Scene is Still Active.— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EL PASO POLICE DEPT)1564852162.0
The police have since updated the report, approximately 25 minutes before this article was posted, to add that there may be multiple shooters.
Scene is still Active. We have multi reports of multiple shooters. Please avoid area police conducting search of a… https://t.co/SKMwJtTrFa— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EL PASO POLICE DEPT)1564855869.0
Mixed accounts indicate generally that there were shots fired at a Walmart as well as an adjacent shopping mall. Video was shared online from people at the scene, including this harrowing clip uploaded to Snapchat.
Fox News spoke to eyewitnesses, including one who told reporter Garrett Tenney that his mother had just been killed.
Gov. Greg Abbott has already posted on Twitter about the horrific incident.
In El Paso, the Texas Dept. of Public Safety is assisting local law enforcement & federal authorities to bring this… https://t.co/BjGfYR4FZe— Greg Abbott (@Greg Abbott)1564856111.0
We will update this post as more information becomes available.
Victims hide under tables as shots can be heard.