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BREAKING: Shooting at mall in El Paso.  https://nbcnews.to/2yGFU5v 

ATF and the FBI are assisting in the response to shooting at El Paso mall.

El Paso Police say the mall shooting scene is still active and ask the public to continue to avoid the area.

Texas governor on El Paso: "Dept. of Public Safety is assisting local law enforcement & federal authorities to bring this tragedy to the swiftest & safest possible conclusion. We thank all First Responders for their courageous response & urge all area residents to remain safe."

Beto O'Rourke, fmr. Texas congressman, responds to news of shooting at mall in El Paso, Texas, from AFSCME Forum in Las Vegas:

"There is no luxury in this democracy of sitting this one out...it is on every single one of us to make this right."

El Paso mayor says at least 1 killed in El Paso mall complex shooting, @KTSMtv reports.

BREAKING: Univ. Medical Center of El Paso tells @NBCNews that they have received at least 10 victims with "Level 1" injuries, which is the most serious level; adds that multiple victims were taken to multiple hospitals.  https://nbcnews.to/2LZAQlE 

LIVE: @NBCNews Special Report:

A shooting near a shopping mall in El Paso has left multiple victims, according to police and hospital authorities.  https://nbcnews.to/2LZAQlE   https://www.periscope.tv/w/1mrGmvkNYLQJy 

Walmart: "We're in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso ... We’re praying for the victims, the community & our associates, as well as the first responders. We’re working closely with law enforcement & will update as appropriate."

BREAKING: El Paso mayor: "Several" dead and "multiple suspects in custody" after mall complex shooting.  https://nbcnews.to/2LZAQlE 

JUST IN: President Trump "has been briefed on the shooting in El Paso, and we continue to monitor the situation. The president has spoken with AG Barr and Gov. Abbott."

Mayor Buttigieg: "My grandmother used to take me to Cielo Vista Mall. Now it’s one more mass shooting scene. How many more must grieve before we act? #ElPaso"

LATEST:  http://nbcnews.to/2LZAQlE 

• "Several" dead in shooting at El Paso mall, mayor says
• "Multiple suspects in custody," mayor says
• President Trump has been briefed and has spoken with AG Barr and Gov. Abbott, according to the White House

LIVE: @KTSMtv: Police provide updates on El Paso mall complex mass shooting.  https://nbcnews.to/2LZAQlE   https://www.periscope.tv/w/1kvJpOmdvRMGE 

BREAKING: Police say 1 person is in custody and they are now ruling out multiple shooters at El Paso mall complex shooting.

Sources familiar with the El Paso mall complex shooting investigation say that a 2nd person was taken into custody by authorities, but it is not yet clear if that individual played any role in the shooting - @anblanx

Rep. Veronica Escobar on mall complex shooting today in her district: "To all of us who have the power to end this horror – I am imploring that we come together, and once and for all address the gun violence epidemic that plagues our nation.”

Beto O’Rourke has cancelled his scheduled presidential campaign events in Nevada and California and will immediately return home following the mass shooting in El Paso, campaign says.

President Trump: "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!"

"Our sincere thoughts & prayers are with all of El Paso, Texas today," White House Press Sec. Grisham says.

VP Pence: "Saddened by the loss of so many innocent lives in El Paso, TX. Our prayers are with the victims, their families, and the entire community. Grateful for the courageous efforts and swift action by federal law enforcement and local first responders."

El Paso Police: "Blood needed urgently. Multiple injured transported to various hospitals," after mall complex shooting,

"Blood donation centers Vitalent Blood Services at 424 S. Mesa Hills and 133 N. Zaragoza."

Multiple law enforcement sources tell @NBCNews that police have identified the suspected El Paso shooter as a 21-year-old male resident of the Dallas area - @anblanx

UPDATE: At least 18 dead in El Paso mall complex mass shooting, multiple law enforcement sources tell @NBCNews.  http://nbcnews.to/2LZAQlE 

UPDATE: At least 19 people dead, 40 injured in El Paso mass shooting attack, multiple law enforcement sources tell @NBCNews.  http://nbcnews.to/2LZAQlE 

Joe Biden: "Heartbroken to hear the news from El Paso. Our thoughts are with those impacted by yet another senseless act of gun violence ... How many lives must be cut short? How many communities must be torn apart? It’s past time we take action and end our gun violence epidemic.

Julián Castro: "My heart is with the people of El Paso today as they cope with a devastating mass shooting ... This attack is a tragic reminder of our government’s failure to do its most basic duty: to protect American lives. We need gun reform now."

AG Barr: “The Justice Dept. joins in mourning with the people of El Paso, Texas. Those who commit such atrocities should be held accountable swiftly and to the fullest extent the law allows.”

Multiple senior law enforcement officials believe the suspected shooter in the El Paso mass shooting attack posted a manifesto prior to the shooting; investigators are examining post they suspect is from him.

The suspected El Paso attacker was taken into custody alive.  http://nbcnews.to/2LZAQlE 

UPDATE: 20 dead in El Paso mass shooting attack, Texas governor says.  http://nbcnews.to/2LZAQlE 

Police chief: El Paso mass shooting attack is being investigated with a nexus to a hate crime committed by 21-year-old white male shooter; he is believed to have posted a screed online before the attack; suspect surrendered to police.  http://nbcnews.to/2LZAQlE 

Rep. Escobar notes that the suspected El Paso gunman is not from El Paso; came to the city where he carried out the attack.

President Trump: "Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people."


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