As officials continue searching for answers after a gunman shot 20 people and wounded more at a shopping center, with tennants including Walmart store #2201 and Sam’s Club #6502, Walmart corporate took a moment to release a statement on the shooting.

We are in shock over the tragic events at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where Walmart store #2201 and Sam’s Club #6502 are located. We’re praying for the victims, the community and our associates, as well as the first responders who are on the scene. We’re working closely with law enforcement and will update as appropriate.
En español:
Estamos conmocionados por los trágicos eventos en el centro comercial Cielo Vista en El Paso, donde se encuentran la tienda Walmart #2201 y Sam’s Club #6502. Oramos por las víctimas, la comunidad y nuestros asociados, así como por los primeros en responder que están en la escena. Estamos trabajando estrechamente con las autoridades y seguiremos informando segun sea apropiado.

Statement on El Paso Shooting

The West Texas shooting, not far from the border with Mexico sparked panic and grief in what was a ghastly scene. When combined with another mass shooting in Ohio on the same day more than two dozen people were killed in the combined rampages in just a single day. Seven more were wounded in a shooting early Sunday (today) in Chicago, IL.

The El Paso shooting suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, was from the Dallas suburb of Allen, and surrendered to police. In many cases, attackers are killed or take their own Lives, gi in this case, El Paso authorities have the unusual chance to hear from the mass shooting suspect himself.