At least one person has died and three others have been injured after a shooting in a shopping center in the US city of El Paso, in the state of Texas, near the Walmart in which 23 people died in 2019, authorities have reported. local.
At 5:00 p.m. (local time), two armed men carried out an attack in the Cielo Vista shopping center, killing one person and injuring three others, who have been taken to a hospital. Two of the injured are in serious condition, CNN has reported.
Police have arrested the two suspects in carrying out the attack and have closed the mall while they complete an investigation into the crime.
“The Police respond to the shots in the food court of the Cielo Vista shopping center, a scene that is still active. Avoid the area,” the El Paso Police said shortly after the attack in a statement on the social network Twitter after the start of the shooting.
The Cielo Vista shopping center is just 100 meters from the Walmart in which another shooting in 2019 claimed the lives of 23 people and left two dozen injured. Then, the governor of Texas, Greg Abbot, called the attack “one of the bloodiest days” in the history of the state, all this amid the commotion generated throughout the country.
So far in 2023, there have been more than 70 shootings in the United States, according to the Armed Violence Archive, the most recent at a university, in which three students died, as reported by CNN.