U.S. : 1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at mall in El Paso, Texas

One per­son was killed and three injured in a shoot­ing at a mall in El Paso, Texas, on Sat­ur­day. Dozens of peo­ple have already been killed in mass shoot­ings across the coun­try this year, but it adds to the ring.

El Paso police said the two men were in cus­tody hours after the shoot­ing, but details of what led to the shoot­ing remained unclear.

Act­ing Police Chief Peter Pacil­las said the Cielo Vista mall is still con­sid­ered a crime scene and will remain closed until author­i­ties com­plete an investigation.

Mr. Pacil­las empha­sized that the dan­ger has passed.

“No more dan­ger. Again, no more dan­ger,” Pasil­las said.

The shoot­ing occurred across a busy street and large park­ing lot from Wal­mart, where 23 peo­ple were killed in a racist attack tar­get­ing His­pan­ics in 2019.

El Paso, with a pop­u­la­tion of about 700,000 most­ly Lati­nos, sits on the US-Mex­i­co bor­der and is fre­quent­ly vis­it­ed by res­i­dents of both countries.

“Today’s shoot­ing at Cielo Vista Mall brought back trau­mat­ic mem­o­ries to many. El Paso Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep. Veron­i­ca Esco­bar tweet­ed, ‘Know you are not alone.’ Please keep it.”

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