UPDATE (7:48 p.m. EST):
The death toll is now up to 20 and 26 have been wounded, El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen told CNN.
"20 innocent people from El Paso have lost their lives and more than two dozen more are injured," Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said. "We as a state unite in support of the victims and their family members. We want to do all we can to assist them
UPDATE (6:26 p.m. EST):
El Paso police are asking people to donate blood.
Blood needed urgently. Multiple injured transported to various hospitals. Blood donation centers Vitalent Blood Services at 424 s Mesa Hills and 133 N Zaragoza— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) August 3, 2019
CNN is reporting that blood donation locations are experiencing 2+ hour waits.
At least 19 are reportedly dead and 40 are injured.
UPDATE (4:49 p.m. EST):
At least 22 people have been injured during the shooting. Eleven people were taken to two nearby hospitals, CNN reported.
Military member Glen Oakley recounted his experience and utilizing his firearm to try and protect as many children as possible.
Glen Oakley, who was near the El Paso Walmart, is in the military and he rushed to protect children during the shooting pic.twitter.com/FCpoZAInBv— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 3, 2019
This African American is a superhero ??????...— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) August 3, 2019
Army Specialist Glendon Oakley saved many kids at The El Paso Walmart #massshooting.
Thank you @USArmy for this fine American soldier!pic.twitter.com/CFqsO9TSbl
President Trump responded to the scene on Twitter:
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2019
Walmart released the following statement:
We're in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where store 2201 & club 6502 are located. 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.— Walmart (@Walmart) August 3, 2019
UPDATE (3:30 p.m. EST):
Multiple people are dead as a result of the attack, although the exact number is unknown.
UPDATE (2:54 p.m. EST):
Multiple suspects have been taken into custody.
BREAKING: Law enforcement has taken *multiple* suspects into custody over the tragedy in the El Paso Walmart pic.twitter.com/WjcGDiMiag— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 3, 2019
Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who formerly represented the El Paso area in Congress, was choked up during a speech in Las Vegas:
Democrat Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, as the El Paso Cielo Vista Mall shooting is happening, making it politics and speaking of kids in cages. One track mind. pic.twitter.com/ezDt6NMIfE— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) August 3, 2019
Blink-182 singer Mark Hoppus is on lockdown in the area.
we are locked down in our hotel in el paso. over the intercom system they just announced that there are reports of another active shooter directly across the street at a location different from the first shootings.— mark hoppus.?????? (@markhoppus) August 3, 2019
UPDATE (2:25 p.m. EST):
El Paso Police say the scene is still active and there's a possibility of multiple shooters.
Scene is still Active. We have multi reports of multiple shooters. Please avoid area police conducting search of a very large area. Media staging will be given when area is secure.— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) August 3, 2019
Multiple agencies are on scene.
FBI, CBP, EP Police, fire Border Patrol, DPS all on scene near Wal Mart in El Paso. pic.twitter.com/DKHDROtJSZ— Julian Aguilar (@nachoaguilar) August 3, 2019
UPDATE (2:18 p.m. EST):
Here's what the scene looks like:
#BREAKING: Police choppers circle above Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas as active shooter situation is on-going. Video taken from my mother’s home just north of Cielo Vista. pic.twitter.com/jIl9XO3XJv— MaryAnn Martinez (@maryanncbs11) August 3, 2019
Police are responding to an active shooter at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
Active Shooting Stay away from Cielo Vista Mall Area. Scene is Still Active.— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) August 3, 2019
At least three businesses – Landry's Seafood house, Hooters and Red Lobster – in the area are on lockdown, CNN reported.
According to KTSM-TV, at least 18 people have been shot, although the extent of their injuries are not yet known.
The FBI is on the way to the scene, CBS News reported. The ATF is also heading to the area.
BREAKING: ATF is en route to assist @EPPOLICE at the scene of a reported shooting in the area of #CieloVistaMall in #ElPaso TX. Please stay away from the area and refrain from posting first responder activity on social media. https://t.co/uw3DEFZRJt pic.twitter.com/0KqUK5nmmI— ATF Dallas (@ATFDallas) August 3, 2019
This is a breaking news story and has been updated with additional information.