At least 20 dead, dozens more injured in shopping center shooting in El Paso, Texas

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an El Paso shopping complex (all times local):

7:35 p.m.

Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says three Mexicans have been killed in the shooting in the border city of El Paso, Texas.

He tweeted Saturday that he sends “condolences to the families of the victims, both American and Mexican.”

El Paso is home to many Mexicans and sits directly across the border from Ciudad Juarez in the northern state of Chihuahua.

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says six Mexicans were wounded in the shooting. He identified three as 45-year-old Mario de Alba Montes, 44-year-old Olivia Mariscal Rodriguez and 10-year-old Erika de Alba Mariscal. Ebrard says the man and woman are from Chihuahua and all three are being treated at an El Paso hospital.

He says the other three wounded Mexicans were two men and a woman from Torreon, in Coahuila state, and Ciudad Juarez. Their names weren’t given.

Law enforcement working the scene of a shooting at a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Multiple people were killed and one person was in custody after a shooter went on a rampage at a shopping mall, police in the Texas border town of El Paso said. (AP Photo/Rudy Gutierrez)

6:40 p.m.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and El Paso police say 20 people have been killed and 26 others wounded in a shooting at an El Paso shopping center.

Law enforcement officials have said a 21-year-old Dallas-area man named Patrick Crusius is in custody in the shooting. The officials were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Police say most of the victims of Saturday’s attack appear to have been at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall.

5:10 p.m.

A law enforcement official says at least 15 people were killed in the attack at an El Paso shopping center and that a suspect who was taken into custody is a 21-year-old Dallas-area man.

The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The official also stresses that the death count is preliminary and that the investigation is still ongoing.

Police say most of the victims of Saturday’s attack appear to have been at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, though they say the mall had also been “secured.”

El Paso hospital say they are treating 22 victims, not including a patient who died after arriving at one of the hospitals.

Associated Press writer Michael Balsamo in Orlando, Florida, contributed to this report.

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5 p.m.

Authorities say the Walmart in El Paso where a gunman opened fire was packed with back-to-school shoppers.

Sgt. Robert Gomez said at a news conference that anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 shoppers and about 100 employees were at the Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall when Saturday’s attack happened.

Gomez says most of the victims appear to have been at the Walmart, though he also says police had “secured” the mall. He says a man in his 20s was taken into custody and that law enforcement didn’t fire a single shot. He did not name the suspected gunman or say how many people were killed or wounded.

El Paso hospitals say they are treating 22 victims of the attack. At least one victim died at one of the hospitals.

Just before 4:30 p.m. local time, an El Paso Texas police official 4:20 p.m said he believes most of the El Paso attack victims were shot at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall.

Sgt. Robert Gomez said at a news conference about five hours after the first reports emerged of a shooting near the mall that investigators believe a white man in his 20s was the only gunman involved and that he was taken into custody.

Gomez didn’t name the suspected gunman or say how many people were killed and wounded in the attack, though he said at least one person is dead. He also wouldn’t speculate as to the motive for the attack. He said the gunman used some type of rifle.

El Paso hospitals say they are treating 22 victims, not including a patient who died after arriving at one of the hospitals.

As of 3:30 p.m. local time, A University Medical Center of El Paso official says one of 12 people who were rushed to the hospital after the attack on a shopping complex has died.

Now the El Paso Police Department asking for locals to donate blood.

Ryan Mielke (MIL’-kee), a hospital spokesman, says all of the victims suffered traumatic injuries in Saturday’s attack at or near the Cielo Vista Mall. He declined to provide additional details about the victims, including the one who died.

Mielke says two children, ages 2 and 9, were stabilized at the medical center before being transferred to the neighboring El Paso Children’s Hospital.

Authorities say multiple people were killed in the attack, but they haven’t said how many were killed or wounded. They say they believe it was carried out by a single male suspect who has been taken into custody.

President Donald Trump tweeted, “Reports are very bad, many killed.”

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