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https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-police-respond-to-active-shooter-at-el-paso-walmart
Texas police officers responded to an active shooter report near a local Walmart in El Paso on Saturday morning. There were no immediate reports of injuries or fatalities.
El Paso police said on Twitter the scene in the Cielo Vista Mall area was still active and asked people to stay clear of the active scene.

And this morning on my way to Walmart, I go to get my gun and thought "I'm just going to Walmart, do I really need it?"
 

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No one has ever hassled me about open carry in our local WalMart. But I never leave hope without it. I trust my fellow man. I keep a firearm handy to keep him honest.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM TV NEWS) — UPDATE: KTSM can confirm that 18 people were shot inside the Walmart. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. El Paso Police and multiple other law enforcement agencies are responding to a shooting at the Walmart an active shooter situation.Details are limited at this time.
 

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Safety glasses too? What kind of nut job is worried about his eye and ears when doing something like this? You're more than likely going to die, so......
 

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3rd walmart shooting now. I think it's copy cats. Hope the trend stops. One should be able to feel safe shopping.
 

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hard to tell in a very blurry security cam photo but it looks like an AK variant.
 

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news reports all over the place.......abc evening news claiming 18 dead
the democrat congresswoman for that district already calling for gun control
1......or is it 3 in custody
confusing accounts about the mall next door
claims that license carry citizens confused the police and the reports of multiple shooters....

best bet it to wait for an info report from the chief........later tonight or tomorrow.

el paso is a solid democrat city.......expect to hear the party line.........
 

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best bet it to wait for an info report from the chief........later tonight or tomorrow.

el paso is a solid democrat city.......expect to hear the party line.........
I watched a live press conference from the chief today. He delivers information in spanish FIRST.
 
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Apparently no one was carrying or they were afraid to interfere .
 

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I watched ABC news, and they were saying legal carry people were confusing the cops. So, here they come, after permit holders because they make the situation worse. They also said it looks like a hate crime. They said the guy was white, and they make it sound like he was targeting non white. With a name like Crusius, sure doesn't sound white.
 

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I watched ABC news, and they were saying legal carry people were confusing the cops. So, here they come, after permit holders because they make the situation worse. They also said it looks like a hate crime. They said the guy was white, and they make it sound like he was targeting non white. With a name like Crusius, sure doesn't sound white.
I didn't think the name sounded white either, sooner or later images of the suspect will appear. IRRC G. Zimmerman was called white also so it is hard to tell this soon.

I would like to know if this was a gun free zone, Walmarts are typically not.
 

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A gunman armed with a rifle killed 20 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday and wounded more than two dozen before being arrested, authorities said, after the latest U.S. mass shooting sent panicked shoppers fleeing.

Many of those in the busy store were buying back-to-school supplies when they were caught up in the rampage, which came just six days after a teenage gunman killed three people at a food festival in Northern California.

Announcing the death toll at a news conference, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said it was "one of the deadliest days in Texas history."

Mexico's President Manuel Lopez Obrador said three Mexicans were among the dead and six were among the wounded. It was the eighth worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, after the 1984 shooting in San Ysidro that killed 21 people.

The suspect was identified as a 21-year-old white male from Allen, Texas, a Dallas-area city some 650 miles (1,046 km) east of El Paso.

Asked during a CNN interview about reports of disturbing social media posts apparently made by the suspect, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he would not be surprised in any way.

"I think those can help shed light on why he did it," Paxton said. "They are still interviewing him."

El Paso police chief Greg Allen said authorities had a manifesto from the suspect that indicates "there is a potential nexus to a hate crime."

The suspect was taken into custody without incident, according to authorities.

Citing a law enforcement source, El Paso television station KTSM published on its website what it said were two photos of the suspect taken by security cameras as he entered the Walmart.

The images showed a young white man wearing glasses, khaki trousers and a dark T-shirt, and pointing an assault-style rifle. He appears to be wearing headphones or ear defenders.

Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the images.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the reports from El Paso were "very bad, many killed."

University Medical Center of El Paso received 13 patients, including one who died, hospital spokesman Ryan Mielke told CNN.

Some of the patients were in surgery while others were in stable condition, he added.

Two of the patients who arrived at the hospital were children with non-life threatening injuries who were transferred to El Paso Children's Hospital, he said.

Local media said there was such an overwhelming response to an appeal by the police department for blood donations to help the wounded that long lines formed at medical centers, some of which had to tell would-be donors to come back on Sunday.

'PEOPLE WERE PANICKING'

Multiple law enforcement agencies raced to the scene at the Walmart and nearby Cielo Vista Mall, including police, state troopers, Homeland Security agents and border patrol.

Shoppers fled for their lives, including Kianna Long who was at the Walmart with her husband when they heard gunfire.

"People were panicking and running, saying that there was a shooter," Long said. "They were running close to the floor, people were dropping on the floor."

Long and her husband sprinted through a stock room at the back of the store before sheltering with other customers in a steel container in a shipping area.

Graphic video from the scene posted on social media showed what appeared to be dead bodies and wounded victims. Tales of heroism also emerged.

Walmart said in a statement: "We're in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall... We're praying for the victims, the community & our associates, as well as the first responders."

Stores at the mall were also locked down as police officers cleared the shopping center in the east of the city, which lies on the southern U.S. border with Mexico.

Video posted on Twitter showed customers at one department store being evacuated with their hands up.

Mass shootings are common in the United States. On Sunday, a teenage gunman opened fire with an assault-style rifle on the crowd at a food festival in Northern California, killing three people before fatally shooting himself.




https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/us-texas-mall-shooting/2019/08/03/id/927155/
 
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