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1 dead, 3 injured after shooting at Cielo Vista Mall; 2 men in custody

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Law enforcement respond to deadly shooting at Cielo Vista Mall on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. (Credit: Christian Iglesias)

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One person has died and three other people were taken to the hospital after a shooting at Cielo Vista Mall.

Two people are in custody and police officials said there is no more danger to the public.

No names or ages have been provided. The two suspects and all the victims are men.

El Paso police officials said an off-duty police officer who was working at a store in the mall was able to take down one of the suspects.

Police officers arrived at the scene three minutes after the first 9-1-1 call and immediately took one suspect into custody.

Both suspects are males

"It was quickly brought under control with the response of El Paso police and assisting agencies," said Peter Pacillas the interim El Paso police chief.

“We’ve seen a fantastic response from local, state and federal law enforcement, it's been a fantastic coordination," said El Paso District Attorney Bill Hicks.

The first call came in at 5:05 p.m. and officers arrived at 5:08 p.m. and took the suspect into custody.

"A great deal of credit needs to go to the off-duty officer who was at the mall and was able to get those individuals in custody in a very quick amount of time," said Jeff Downing the El Paso FBI lead agent.

Cielo Vista Mall will remain closed until the investigation is done. Vehicles there will remain there for several hours until the investigation is over.

A family reception center is open at Burges High School's main gym located at 7800 at Edgemere.

Police ask the public if they have not made contact with loved ones should report to Burges High School.

Buses with people who were inside the mall were seen arriving at the reunification center.

The El Paso Police Department is the lead agency.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas DPS and Border Patrol responded to the scene.

The El Paso FBI is asking that anyone with video of the shooting submit it here.

A video from a viewer showed people running in the mall as a gunshot rang out. It is unclear who fired the shot.

WARNING: This video may be disturbing to some viewers

Another video showed heavily armored law enforcement with their guns drawn inside the mall.

First responders were also in the mall and were filmed rolling a stretcher through the hall.

The police Gomez said they believe a weapon was recovered.

Officials with University Medical Center said they have received two male victims in critical condition.

The two patients are being cared for by UMC trauma medical staff as well as physicians from Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso.

A third victim was taken to Del Sol Medical Center and is in fair condition the hospital said.

Gomez said the exact location of the shooting is not confirmed but that officials believe it happened near the food court around 5:10 p.m.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding.

EPCC officials said anyone at Valle Verde and ASC should shelter in place. Classes for the evening have been canceled.

This shooting took place near the Cielo Vista Walmart where the 2019 mass shooting took place that left 23 people dead and multiple others injured.

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