Active Shooter Reported At El Paso Mall


Police in El Paso, Texas, are responding Saturday to an active shooter in the area of the Cielo Vista Mall, the agency tweeted.

“Scene is still active,” police wrote, adding, “avoid the area” around Hawkins and Gateway East boulevards.

At least three businesses in the area are on lockdown.

Three Walmart employees took refuge at a Landry’s Seafood house, restaurant manager Oscar Collazo told CNN. The women appeared “shook up” but not injured.

Landry’s had already gone on lockdown, he said, but opened its doors when the women ran in.

Hooters and Red Lobster are also on lockdown. Employees at those restaurants told CNN they are safe and see a lot of police, helicopters and people running around outside.

Check back for updates on this breaking story.

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