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20 confirmed dead, 24 more wounded in El Paso Walmart shooting

The killer has been arrested and identified. They are still investigating motive.

(Image source: Fox News Channel screenshot)

UPDATE: Surveillance camera photos show armed suspect entering Walmart, carrying rifle, wearing ear protection, protective glasses. For additional updates scroll to bottom of post.

Say a prayer. This is incomprehensible evil.

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.)

The police have since updated the report, approximately 25 minutes before this article was posted, to add that there may be multiple shooters.

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.

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

ADDITIONAL VIDEO

Victims hide under tables as shots can be heard.


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