A law enforcement official in El Paso told me the Walmart shooter is in custody. Patrick Crusius of Dallas. Just turned 21 years old this week. pic.twitter.com/CEJh6rYij1
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) August 3, 2019
Blood needed urgently. Multiple injured transported to various hospitals. Blood donation centers Vitalent Blood Services at 424 s Mesa Hills and 133 N Zaragoza
— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) August 3, 2019
UPDATE: As we cautioned below, these situations are fluid. The El Paso officer who earlier reported “no doubt” that multiple shooters were involved seems to now be walking that back, reporting that they “don’t believe that there’s anybody outstanding” other than the suspect they have in custody.
UPDATE: One person is in custody in connection with the El Paso, Texas shooting, El Paso police confirm. “We don’t believe there is anybody outstanding, so we are starting to secure the scene.” https://t.co/mPi7INB5mS pic.twitter.com/CtOJXmiatm
— ABC News (@ABC) August 3, 2019
Reports coming out of high profile shootings with multiple casualties are always confused and frequently contradictory. Many times, initial reports of multiple shooters turn out to be inaccurate. That’s why we alway caution against putting too much credence into the first reports by the media.
However, as a CBS tweet with video of an El Paso Police spokesman seems to indicate, the shooting in El Paso today was not confined only to the Walmart store.
…there were reports of gunfire in several locations. Mainly Walmart and the Cielo Vista Mall.
In addition, as the officer at the beginning of this clip indicates, police have “no doubt” that multiple shooters were involved.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 3, 2019
Police have confirmed “multiple fatalities,” but there are no details yet as to specifically how many or wether anyone was shot or killed in a location other than the Walmart store.
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick told Fox News that 21-year-old man is in custody in connection with the shooting, which unfolded in the area of Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso. As many as 20 people are dead, Patrick said. https://t.co/kCGFlgPAdf
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 3, 2019
Multiple people are dead and three people are in custody after a shooting in El Paso. “We’re searching multiple scenes, but primarily the Walmart,” said Sgt. Enrique Carrillo of the El Paso Police Department. https://t.co/d9f4ssiZQX pic.twitter.com/30CXuULA4C
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 3, 2019
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) August 3, 2019