A 4-month-old baby and two children have been identified as victims of the El Paso Walmart shooting.
CBS News reports that a spokesperson for the University of Medical Center of El Paso indicated that a 2-year-old and a 9-year-old are now stabilized after first responders rushed them to the hospital following the Saturday morning shooting. Both children have now been transferred to the El Paso Children’s Hospital.
The 4-month-old infant was also being treated at the University of Medical Center, but the baby’s condition is not yet known.
— KTSM 9 News (@KTSMtv) August 3, 2019
Eleven other people were taken to the Del Sol Medical Center. According to the outlet, the victims taken to Del Sol are adults. While two are in stable condition, nine others are in critical condition.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, at least 18 victims were at the store when they were shot. Officials later said the victim count may be higher.
The shooting happened shortly before 11 a.m. at the El Paso Walmart off of Hawkins and Gateway East boulevards. Witness Vanessa Saenz, who spotted the alleged shooter, told FOX News that the man was holding a dark rifle while pointing and shooting at people.
Saenz, who had her 1-year-old son with her, said the suspect was wearing a black shirt, cargo pants, and had ear muffs on his ears. Saenz said she saw a woman in the Walmart parking lot fall down after the suspect apparently shot her. She said she also heard a string of popping sounds and spotted a man who looked like he was dancing.
“He was just pointing at people and just shooting straight at them,” Saenz said. “I saw three to four [people] fall to the ground.”
Saenz also added that she saw the suspect casually stroll into the Walmart, “nonchalant as if he was on a mission.”
A law enforcement official in El Paso told me the Walmart shooter is in custody. Patrick Crusius of Dallas. Just turned 21 years old this week. pic.twitter.com/CEJh6rYij1
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) August 3, 2019
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told the outlet that the suspect is a 21-year-old. Local reports indicated the suspect is Patrick Crusius, of Dallas.
Everyone should avoid the area at this time as the scene is still active, El Paso police tweeted.
The FBI, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are at the scene assisting the El Paso Police Department.
Anyone searching for family members should go to a reunification center set up at MacArthur Intermediate School located 8101 Whitus Drive.
This is a developing story. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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