Multiple people have been killed in a shooting in El Paso, Texas, a city official says


(CNN)– Multiple people were killed Saturday in a shooting in El Paso, Texas, the chief of staff to the city’s mayor said.

Suspects are in custody, Olivia Zepeda said.

It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were in custody or how many had been killed or hurt. Multiple victims were reported injured at a Walmart, CNN affiliate KTSM reported.

Police responded Saturday to an active shooter in the area of the Cielo Vista Mall, they tweeted. “Scene is still active,” police wrote at 1:03 p.m. ET, adding, “avoid the area” around Hawkins and Gateway East boulevards.

Police got reports of multiple shooters and were “conducting (a) search of a very large area,” they tweeted just after 2 p.m. ET. Agents from the FBI office in El Paso are responding to the incident, the office told CNN.

A second mall about 2.5 miles away from Cielo Vista is also on lockdown, according to an employee at a liquor store attached to the mall.

Authorities put the mall on lockdown because of the reported shooting at Cielo Vista, Frankie Nunez, an employee at Bassett WB Liquors & Wine, said.And employee at the Target store at Bassett Place also confirmed the mall had been placed on lockdown.

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