Multiple people have been killed in a shooting in El Paso, Texas, officials say El Paso shooting (CNN) ― Multiple people were killed Saturday in a shooting at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, according to local officials.
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said there were multiple fatalities.
Authorities do not believe there is an ongoing threat, Carrillo told reporters.
One suspect is in custody, according to Sgt. Robert Gomez.
At least 23 people were injured, spokesmen from two hospitals told CNN.
Eleven victims were transported to the Del Sol Medical Center, hospital spokesman Victor Guerrero said. Nine of them are in critical but stable condition, he said.
Thirteen people were taken to the University Medical Center of El Paso, spokesman Ryan Mielke told CNN, and one of them has died.
FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES Police began receiving reports of an active shooter around 10 a.m. (noon ET), Gomez said in a brief news conference at the scene. Authorities were initially given multiple possible locations for the shooting, Gomez said, at a Walmart and the Cielo Vista Mall next door.
They also received reports of an incident at a second mall, several miles away from the Cielo Vista mall, but they confirmed that scene was safe.
"This is a large crime scene, a large area," Gomez said. "So we are systematically going through it and making sure that anybody in the area -- number one, we're ruling out that no one is a suspect, and we're also making sure that those people that were separated or hurt are getting the care that they need."
A family reunification center has been set up for families who might have been separated at MacArthur Elementary School, Gomez said.
Multiple agencies, including the FBI, and the local sheriff's department, have responded to the scene to assist El Paso authorities.
"This was a massacre," US Rep. Veronica Escobar, who represents the area, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Escobar has received conflicting reports on the numbers of casualties, she said, but added, "The numbers are shocking."