The El Paso Police Department first reported there was an active shooter in the area of Hawkins and Gateway East, near the Cielo Vista Mall at 10:03 am.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police responding to reports of multiple active shooters near El Paso mall
About an hour later, police said there were several reports of multiple shooters.
President Donald Trump has responded to the reports of the shooting, saying "God be with you all."
Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas. Reports are very bad, many killed. Working with State and Local authorities, and Law Enforcement. Spoke to Governor to pledge total support of Federal Government. God be with you all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2019
Rep. Veronica Escobar and El Paso-based presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke both responded.
"Truly heartbreaking," O'Rourke said. "Stay safe El Paso."
Truly heartbreaking. Stay safe, El Paso. Please follow all directions of emergency personnel as we continue to get more updates. https://t.co/BU0AH6Y8Rv— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 3, 2019
"Utterly heartbroken by the developing news in El Paso," Escobar tweeted. "Monitoring the situation and in communication with our law enforcement. Please stay safe."
Utterly heartbroken by the developing news in El Paso. Monitoring the situation and in communication with our law enforcement. Please stay safe.— Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) August 3, 2019