Police responded Saturday to an active shooter in the area of a popular mall in El Paso, Texas.

Where the shooting took place


The shooting Saturday took place in the area of the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, according to city police.

Police began receiving reports of an active shooter around 10 a.m. (noon ET).


How many victims there are



At least 22 people were injured in the shooting.

Eleven were transported to the University Medical Center of El Paso, according to medical center spokesman Ryan Mielke.

Mielke told the El Paso Times some people died after being transported to the University Medical Center, but gave no specific number of deaths.

Another 11 were taken to Del Sol Medical Center, according to spokesman Victor Guerrero. Nine of those patients are in critical, but stable condition, and the other two are in stable condition, Guerrero said.


Who carried out the shooting


It is unclear who carried out the shooting. El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said there was one person in custody and, in an afternoon news conference, said police have "ruled out" multiple shooters as of 3:45 p.m. ET.

The suspect in custody is a male whose age is unknown, according to another police spokesman, Sgt. Robert Gomez.


Where the investigation stands


Authorities do not believe there is an ongoing threat, Carrillo told reporters.

Multiple stores and restaurants in the area of the mall were put on lockdown.

Carrillo said initial reports were that the weapon used in the shooting was a rifle.

El Paso police are working with the FBI, DEA, Sheriff's Department, federal agencies and state agencies in their investigation.

There is no information about a possible motive in the shooting.


What officials are saying


President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting, and the White House is monitoring the situation, deputy press secretary Steven Groves said in a statement.

"Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas," the President tweeted. "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!"

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke made a statement during a presidential forum in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"I'll tell you, El Paso is the strongest place in the world. This community is going to come together. I'm going back there right now to be with my family and my hometown," he said.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also released a statement on the shooting.

"Today, the El Paso community was struck by a heinous and senseless act of violence," his statement said. "The state of Texas and the Department of Public Safety are assisting the El Paso Police Department as they conduct their investigation. We have deployed troopers, special agents, Texas Rangers, tactical teams, and aircraft to the scene in a support role. The state of Texas will do everything it can to ensure justice is delivered to the perpetrators of this heinous act."