DEVELOPING STORY: El Paso Police say a gunman opened fire at the food court inside the Cielo Vista Mall. Authorities have declared a mass casualty event.
Local television stations are reporting there are fatalities. University Medical Center has reportedly received two injured shoppers.
The mall is located next to the Walmart where a mass shooter killed 23 in 2019.
The El Paso Police Department has issued a citywide tactical alert as numerous agencies respond to the mall, the El Paso Times reports. The suspected gunman is believed to be on the run.
This story will be updated throughout the evening.
🚨BREAKING: Active shooter reported at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas; multiple people injuredpic.twitter.com/lTeNPgc05s— 🎬 Street Fights 👊 (@streetfightti) February 16, 2023
BREAKING: Shooting at Mall in El Paso, Texas at least 4 shot and 1 dead… developing story.. pic.twitter.com/iE6NXZUfEL— Matt Couch (@RealMattCouch) February 16, 2023
Law enforcement presence continues to grow at Cielo Vista Mall as police investigate shooting. Well over 50 law enforcement vehicles at scene as more flood in. pic.twitter.com/bea5FsudGV— Aaron Martinez (@AMartinezEPT) February 16, 2023
Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso has an active shooter. Look at that rifle.— Meisheaven (@Meisheaven) February 16, 2023
(My bil is in the parking lot) pic.twitter.com/Goy3MWTZIV
At least three people have been shot, one fatally, at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, local officials and witnesses say. Only few details were immediately available.#BREAKING #NEWS #Texas https://t.co/Xpz6GSg9WB pic.twitter.com/tJsHTpiXp8— SANTINO (@MichaelSCollura) February 16, 2023