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El Paso Shooting Came After ‘Random’ Confrontation, Police Chief Says

Posted on AllSides February 16th, 2023
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The shooting that killed one and injured three at an El Paso, Texas, mall Wednesday evening, steps from the Walmart where an attacker killed 23 people in 2019, was the result of a random confrontation between two groups who didn’t know each other, the city’s police chief said.

“During the confrontation, a physical altercation took place,” Interim Police Chief Peter Pacillas said during a press conference Thursday afternoon. “During that fight…one person produced a handgun and shots were fired.”

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