El Paso Shooting: Gunman on the Run After One Person Killed at Texas Bar

At least one person has been killed and one other seriously injured following a shooting at a bar in El Paso, Texas.

The El Paso Police Department said they received a call at around 11 p.m. on September 1 to reports of a shooting at the 1600 block of N. Zaragoza Road.

The force did not confirm where the shooting took place, reports KTSM. Twitter users said that the shooting occurred at the Dirty Sanchez Tequila Bar.

At least one person was taken to hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries following the shooting.

Police said the suspect is described as a black male. He was last seen driving away from the scene in a black Jeep SUV going northbound on Zaragoza Rd, reports KVIA. Police are still on the hunt for the suspect.

El Paso Police Department's Crimes Against Persons Unit are assisting with the investigation.

The shooting occurred less than a month after 22 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso.

Over the weekend, seven people were killed and a further 22 injured following another mass shooting in the towns of Midland and Odessa in West Texas.

The gunman opened fire after he was pulled over in his gold Honda by police on the afternoon of August 31 before driving away and shooting innocent bystanders.

The suspect, a white male in his 30s, was eventually shot and killed by police at the Cinergy in Odessa.

"The Midland Police Department would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for the outpouring of support from not only the Permian Basin, but the entire country," Chief of Police Seth Herman said in a statement.

"Our officers sign on to do a job that they very well understand could result in their demise, but do so willingly and without need for praise or accolades. None the less, the support and kindness exhibited by those we serve is a testament to the very fabric of Midland, the Permian Basin, the great state of Texas and the United States of America."

Texas Governor Greg Abbott also issued a statement following the second mass shooting to occur in the state in a month.

"The First Lady and I are heartbroken over this senseless and cowardly attack, and we offer our unwavering support to the victims, their families, and all the people of Midland and Odessa," Abbott said.

"I thank the first responders who have acted swiftly and admirably under pressure, and I want to remind all Texans that we will not allow the Lone Star State to be overrun by hatred and violence. We will unite, as Texans always do, to respond to this tragedy."

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The shooting occured at at 1688 N. Zaragoza in El Paso, Texas. Google Maps
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