The suspect in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso has been identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius from Allen Texas.


KTSM in Texas reports a confirmed active shooter event at the Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall.

El Paso Shooting/Google Maps
El Paso Shooting/Google Maps

They say that at least 18 people are dead, and multiple others were injured. They have been transported to local hospitals.

NBC reports that El Paso Police have at least one person in custody following the shooting.  

El Paso Police and multiple other law enforcement agencies are responding to the event.

El Paso Mayor Dee Margo released this statement:

"Adair and I are devastated by the tragic events unfolding in our City. Our hearts go out to the victims and gratitude to our first responders. We will keep continue to keep you updated."

President Trump issued a statement on Twitter in regards to the shooting.

The scene remains active and people are encouraged to avoid the area.

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