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UPDATED: 20 Dead, At Least 24 People Wounded in El Paso Mass Shooting

The governor of Texas said that 20 people were killed and at least 24 more were wounded in a mass shooting that rocked the community of El Paso.

The El Paso police department tweeted a warning about an active shooter situation just after 11 am Saturday morning, tweeting “Active Shooting Stay away from Cielo Vista Mall Area. Scene is Still Active.”

They followed up with another tweet saying the scene was “still active” about twenty minutes later.

An NBC affiliate reported that a witness told them “a man walked into Walmart and opened fire with ‘rifle’ or some other ‘semi-automatic’ type weapon.”

CNN has obtained cellphone video that shows shoppers running from a store at the El Paso mall, but has no other details about the video.

Update: Fox and CNN are now saying there are reports of “multiple shooters.”

Update: Police now say there is one suspect in custody — identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius — and a second unidentified person in custody whose role in the shooting is unknown.

Update: Gov. Greg Abbott said during a news conference that 20 people were killed and at least 24 were wounded in the shooting.

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