Mass Shooting at El Paso WalMart… …El Paso Police Chief: 20 Dead, 26 Injured …One Suspect in Custody… …Manifesto Surfaces

BOB PRICE and LANA SHADWICK

Police in El Paso, Texas, report 20 people died in a shooting at an area Walmart store Saturday morning. Earlier in the day, officials walked back their multi-shooter and gang-related terrorism statements. Officials say one suspect is in custody. El Paso police called an alleged manifesto a “potential nexus to a hate crime.”

UPDATES IN LOCAL TIME:

UPDATE 5:40 p.m.: El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen told reporters Saturday evening that 20 people died and 26 were wounded in the attack on a Walmart in that city. 

Chief Allen referenced a manifesto that is allegedly written by the shooter. He called it a “potential nexus to a hate crime,” but would not go further as he did not want to “step on feds toes.” The chief said they still “have to validate in certainty” that the manifesto belongs to the suspect.

Allen stated his officers arrested the suspect at an intersection near the Walmart. The shooting began at 10:39 El Paso time and officers were on the scene within six minutes.

Governor Abbott referenced the Santa Fe and Sutherland Springs shootings from last year. The governor said we must continue to do more with mental health issues.

UPDATE 4:3o p.m.: A KTSM NBC9 report contains an eyewitness video in which multiple gunshots can be heard. The person appears to be hiding underneath some type of shelving to avoid detection.

Governor Greg Abbott arrived in El Paso on Saturday evening and tweeted:

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