During a shooting in the American city of El Paso (Texas), several people were killed and dozens injured on Saturday. A shooter opened fire in a mall. A total of three people were arrested.
Exactly how many fatalities were killed is not yet clear. The police have officially reported only one dead, but different American media quoting agents who claim that at least fifteen people have died.
The suspected perpetrator is a 21-year-old man who was arrested by agents shortly after the shooting. Most victims fell in or around a Walmart in the mall.
In addition to the dead, dozens of people were injured. Spokespersons for local hospitals said at least 22 people were being treated for injuries following the shooting.
The role of the other two arrested persons was not disclosed, but according to the police they did not shoot and the 21-year-old man was the only shooter. Nothing is yet known about his motive.
The local police called on people to stay away from the mall. Several buildings and streets were also evacuated.
The White House reports that US President Donald Trump has been informed of the shooting and the situation continues to follow. He also spoke with Texas governor Gregg Abbott and Justice Minister Bill Barr about the situation.
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Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas. Reports are very bad, many killed. Working with State and Local authorities, and Law Enforcement. Spoke to Governor to pledge total support or Federal Government. God be with you all!Avatar