Per Anna Giaritelli of the DCExaminer, at least one Walmart shooter is in custody. Patrick Crusius of Dallas. Just turned 21 years old this week.
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
— Jesse Stiller (@JesseStiller3) August 3, 2019
BREAKING: El Paso Walmart gunman reportedly identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius pic.twitter.com/bdzwAATthw
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 3, 2019
UPDATE: 2:26 p.m. – A spokesperson from Del Sol hospital confirms they received a total of 11 victims ranging in age from 35 years old to 82 years old.
Two of those patients are in stable condition and nine are listed in critical condition.
For more information, please call the patient hotline at 915-263-6999.
UPDATE: 2:17 p.m. — President Trump tweets his statement regarding Walmart shooting.
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 of Federal Government. God be with you all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2019
UPDATE: 1:46 p.m. — KTSM can confirm through a law enforcement source that this photo is of the shooter as they entered the Walmart show at Cielo Vista this morning around 10 a.m.
UPDATE 1:37 p.m. — El Paso Police say a call for an active shooter came in at 10a.m. this morning at Walmart at Cielo Vista and then additional reports came in of a possible shooter at adjacent Cielo Vista Mall. Police say one person in custody and a second person is detained. Police do not believe any suspect is outstanding.
El Paso Police confirm multiple fatalities, but cannot say immediately how many. A police source tells KTSM that 18 people were killed.
UPDATE: 1:06 p.m. – An officers on the scene tell KTSM that 18 people are dead at the scene. An updated number of injured has not been given by EPPD. We are waiting to confirm from an El Paso Police spokesperson.
UPDATE: 12:53 p.m. El Paso Police say anyone looking to reunite with loved ones who may have been inside the Walmart or Cielo Vista Mall are asked to gather at MacArthur Intermediate School located 8101 Whitus Dr.
A KTSM photographer confirms that Bassett Place Mall was also being evacuated as a precaution.
UPDATE: 12:46 p.m. El Paso Mayor Dee Margo confirms to KTSM that there are multiple fatalities involved in today’s shooting at Walmart.
Margo says that three suspects believed to be involved were taken into custody. El Paso Police are expected to give a press conference within the hour.