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Up to 20 feared dead in El Paso shooting

Up to 20 people have been killed after a shooting at a mall in Texas, local news outlets reported.

Officials in the city of El Paso said multiple people had been killed and many injured after the incident at the Cielo Vista Mall. Police said one suspect – a man – had been detained, after earlier reports said up to three had been seized.

Police urged people to stay away from the scene as armed officials conducted a complete search, but said the incident was no longer “active”.

“Right now we’re searching multiple scenes,” Sgt Enrique Carillo told reporters at the scene. “We have a tactical team going on search. It’s not an active shooter situation, but that’s not to say it’s been rendered safe.”

Cell phone video posted on social media showed people fleeing the mall and shouting in panic.

One man is apprehend and in police custody.

More details to follow.

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