Multiple people have been killed in a shooting in El Paso, Texas, officials say

El Paso shooting: Police say multiple people dead – Photo credit: Los Angeles Times

(CNN)Multiple people were killed Saturday in a shooting at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, according to local officials.

El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said there were multiple fatalities.

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

One suspect is in custody, according to Sgt. Robert Gomez.

At least 22 people were injured, spokesmen from two hospitals told CNN.

Eleven victims were transported to the Del Sol Medical Center, hospital spokesman Victor Guerrero said. Another 11 victims were taken to the University Medical Center of El Paso, according to spokesman Ryan Mielke.

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