19 killed in El Paso mass shooting

At least 19 people were killed after a gunman opened fire in an El Paso Walmart on Saturday, targeting back-to-school shoppers. Forty more victims were reportedly injured. The shooter was taken into custody, unharmed.

The first reports of a shooting emerged at about 11:00 local time (18:00 GMT).

Police said the Walmart was "at capacity" with shoppers buying back-to-school supplies at the time of the attack.

He said the suspect was a white male in his 20s. No officers had fired their weapons in apprehending him, he added.

Twitter's summary of events:

– The Associated Press says hospitals are treating 22 victims
– Texas AG Ken Paxton says there are "between probably 15 and 20 deaths"
– El Paso police say a white male in his 20s is in custody
– Situation is no longer active and is transitioning to a crime scene