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Up to 20 casualties in Texas shooting, 3 in custody, officials say

Agence France-Presse
Up to 20 casualties in Texas shooting, 3 in custody, officials say
Law enforcement agencies respond to an active shooter at a Wal-Mart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.
AFP / Joel Angel Juarez

EL PASO, United States — A shooting at a shopping mall in the US state of Texas on Saturday caused up to 20 casualties, and three suspects were in custody, authorities said.

It was not immediately known how many people were killed in the shooting in the city of El Paso but Olivia Zepeda, the mayor's chief of staff, was quoted by CNN as saying that "multiple people have been killed."

"We have between 15 and 20 casualties, we don't know the number of fatalities," Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick told Fox News.

"There are three suspects in custody," Mayor Dee Margo told CNN, adding that the scene was still active but under control.

DAN PATRICK

DEE MARGO

EL PASO

TEXAS SHOOTING

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