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>> we want to welcome our area hospitals. viewers in the united states and people in el paso are stepping around the world. up in this time of crisis as i am wolf blitzer in washington. we are following very sad police say blood donations are breaking news, a deadly mass urgently needed. these are the scenes from one shooting at a very crowded walmart store in el paso, texas. local donation center. the lobby is packed. there are many casualties. many were taken to local at this location there is a hospitals. several people are dead. the exact number of fatalities two-hour wait to give blood. joining us on the phone right now is the southwest division hasn't been made public. this is cnn breaking news. we are about to show you very president of the blood bank. you're live here in the cnn thank you so much for joining newsroom i'm wolf blitzer in disturbing video. washington. disturbing because it shows us. thanks so much for what you are we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around victims of the shooting lying on doing. the world. the ground in a walmart parking we're following very do you have enough blood already lot in the terrifying first or do you need more? moments of the mass shooting >> so far we are supporting the rampage. local hospital with 240 units of blood have been shipped right now. it has come down but we will need to resupply that as we move to the next few days. >> you want people to continue to stand in line or come back in the morning. what are you asking? >> appointments are strongly
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encouraged. we can book you out. >> slow down for a moment and repeat that information for viewers in the el paso area. >> we would like everybody to make appointments or strongly encourage that over the next several days we will be able to help. help. accommodate people better. 877-258-4825 or they can go to to schedule that appointment. >> and assume that you need that was outside the walmart specific types store. we are told there may have been as many as 3,000 shoppers people in local hospitals right now. >> type o blood is always in inside, 1,000 to 3,000 and 100 demand in these situations. employees. that was outside the walmart. watch what was going on inside. >> looks like the wonderful people of el paso are really responding to try to save lies.
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we are showing the viewers the long lines going on. the people appreciate how that was ten gunshots in only a important blood donations are. i assume this is happening all few seconds. there were many, many more over town, right? >> they are. both ofr and gunshots. at least 23 people were taken to area hospitals. all of their conditions are not our west side center. known yet. there are fatalities. our blood donors are unfortunately multiple fatalities. officials are not saying exactly >> do you train for this type of how many were killed. we expect to find out fairly soon. mass shooting? as for who suddenly opened fire >> we work with city officials on this walmart store and why, on emergency trauma situations. police and federal government sources are telling us that they i don't know if we prepare for have one person in custody and something on this scale. identified that person as a we will always be caught by surprise in active shooter 21-year-old white male, patrick drills as well. crusius. el paso, texas police say he was >> i assume that you are a local resident of el paso. taken into custody without tell us how you are feeling. tell us how you are reacting to incident meaning he was not shot. police officers did not fire a this mass shooting. shot when they arrested this >> any time that you have individual. let's get more now. something of this scale, words,
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what else are you learning? >> as you said, wolf, he is 21 it is hard to describe the years old. feeling of such a senseless what is really interesting is that he is from allen, texas, tragedy and so much senseless about ten hours away from where the shooting occurred. death. our team is safe and our you can see it there on the map. there was a car on the scene hearts and prayers go out to the police are searching. hearts for the people in this crisis. >> what was the first thing you presumably police are searching did when you had heard about the his car. the other significant piece of shootinga ea earlier today? information we learned from >> we made sure our staffs and sources is that they are examining writings, online families are taken care of and accounted for. writings that they believe is we gathered to talk about how we connected to him that is something that he posted. are going to support our local they have not yet confirmed it hospitals. we made immediate contact with for their investigation. those area hospitals to meet but they do their needs as best we could and we started to mobilize our that can speak to motive here. that is something the approach to handle a very large investigators, the fbire donor influx that we started to going through and they are expect. >> on behalf of all of the trying to see if that is the motive in all of this, writings viewers, thank you so much for what you and your team are lead to this attack. doing. if people wanted to donate where that is a couple of significant
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should they call or go? pieces of information. he is in custody. they have him. >> we have two donor sites with he was not injured it appears in this shooting. extended hours tomorrow from they are able to speak to him. 8:00 to 5:00. we don't know if he is cooperating with investigators, providing any type of our mesa hills is the west side investigation. now -- >> hold on a second. facility. this is the university medical south mesa hills drive. center news conference on the condition of the victims there. >> we are go to try to fix the 8 . >> thank you so much for what you are doing because you are saving lives. we are really grateful. we are going to continue our special coverage right after this. don't miss your golden opportunity to experience our most advanced safety technology on our full line vehicles. now at the lexus golden opportunity sales event. audio and the video quality of lease the 2019 es 350 for $379 a month for 36 months and we'll that news confe in a moment. make your first month payment. experience amazing. we are told there are at least 13 peoplecenter. 11 victims taken to the other local hospital, the del sol
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personnel on hand and enough blood. i know there is a call for blood donations. >> yes. there has been an incredible outpouring of the entire el paso medical community. we had a number of physicians from all sorts of specialties come in to participate and be caring for all of these patients. we have had a significant number (inhale, exhale) air wick you don't live in one corner. of staff coming in, not just fragrance shouldn't either. from our hospital but sister air wick's new technology releases fragrance facility as well. upwards and outwards unlike febreze. this really has been an so now you can fill every corner with fragrance. incredible, incredible upgrade to air wick. outpouring of support and phenomenal caregivers doing an exceptional job taking care of we carry flowers that signifyn why we want to end the disease. these people. >> earlier i spoke with someone and we walk so that one day, there will be a white flower for alzheimer's first survivor. from the university medical center in el paso where there join the fight at are 13 victims that were brought in. unfortunately one has passed away. two of the victims, children, ♪ when you have nausea, heartburn, ♪ taken to the children's hospital ♪ indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea ♪ in el paso. i take it there were no children try new pepto liquicaps for fast relief and ultra-coating. brought to del sol. >> no. ♪ nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea ♪
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we are not a pediatric facility. we are a level 2 trauma center get powerful relief with new pepto bismol liquicaps. that can take care of people but el paso childrens is the appropriate place for those people to be taken. >> do you train for a mass >> let's get the latest on shooting along those lines? today's awful breaking news, the >> yes. we end up having a significant deadly mass shooting near a amount of drills. shopping center in el paso, texas. facebook is now working with law we have all sorts of incidents enforcement following the whether it is mass injuries, rampage in el paso. mass casualty events. a spokesman for facebook said a we drill for this. facebook and instagram account we work very hard to make sure under the suspect's name was that in the event of the removed from the social network. unthinkable that we are prepared sources telling cnn the for it. >> have you ever had anything like this before at your suspected gunman has been hospital? identified as patrick crusius, >> no. 21 years old of allen, texas, although we are hart of hca and police say he is a white male. investigators are reviewing an we have a number of the other online writing posted days ago hospitals across the country have been involved in these that may indicate a motive. types of incidents, whether it authorities say multiple people were gunned down when a gunman was swedish medical center with columbine, aurora with the movie opened fire near the shopping mall. theater shooting. nearly two dozen people were sunrise out in las vegas for rushed to area hospitals.
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that incident. we are hearing from a lot of so it has been a phenomenal folks including beto o'rourke network unfortunately that we who is from el paso. have had experience trying to he represented the city in handle these incidents in the congress as part of the 16th past. >> it is a tragic situation. congressional district and unfortunately we seem to be going through this around the temporarily served as the mayor country all too often. and sat on the el paso city had you ever anticipated, david, council. that your hospital would have to a while ago beto o'rourke reacted to the shooting that deal with a mass shooting like happened in his hometown. this? >> as a level two trauma center >> at this point the area still we try to make sure that we are hasn't been cleared. prepared for anything that can it is still considered active. happen. but no. this is absolutely unthinkable we know that a and something we never want to think about happening. >> david, thank you so much for joining us. thank the doctors, the nurses, everyone at your hospital for saving lives which is what you are doing right now. we are all grateful to you and we appreciate very much what you are doing. thank you so much. as we continue to gather more information on the mass shooting in el paso, we are also hearing from volunteers on the ground.
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listen to this. >> there are a lot of families affected by this and this is a situation affecting our whole city. if people are available to bring water, beverages from all of the people coming off of the bus, all of the police, the law enforcement. if anybody can help. >> all right. a news conference underway now. >> they need a higher level of care. we do prepare for these events but never to this extent. we have surgeons. every specialty on site 24/7. when i went down there we had as many as 40 to 50 people standing by. everyone readied to provide care and waiting for everyone to come in. i want to thank the judge and
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commissioner for being on site and working with us as well and many other organizations were able to assist us. this is one everybody came together. the surgeons are amazing, associates at el paso childrens and university medical center came here and all have worked tirelessly to make sure that we provide the best possible care. >> if you want to do something that can be of value, please consider donating blood. do not come to the hospitals to donate. contact red cross or united blood services. there will be requirements for more blood transfusions. please speak with them. it is not just today or tomorrow but weeks ahead. summer is a time we are always short on blood transfusions. please help us.
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>> we saw a young girl getting wheeled in. >> really can't. >> really can't at this point. >> you did get multiple from the scene. >> we only received two children. >> okay. >> ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much for coming. we appreciate you helping us cover this event and let's say a prayer for the families and all of the victims involved. take care. >> 13 victims of the mass shooting were brought there. one unfortunately has passed away. two of them children were moved and transported over to the childrens' hospital for special care in el paso and the others are getting help. let's hope they all survive. i want to bring back our police
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and law enforcement experts joining us right now. our national security analyst, charles ramsey in philadelphia and former police chief here in washington, d.c. chief ramsey we are waiting for the specific number of fatalities. the number could be very, very large. we know that there are at least 20 to 25 people that were injured in this mass shooting. we are bracing for really horrific news. >> yeah. maybe they will be able to provide actual numbers. you have to notice the next of kin. there are a lot of moving pieces. i know that people want to know that. we need to be patient. they will give it out as soon as
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they can. i think that is where we are right now. hopefully we start to see high level public officials soon. again, sergeant gomez has done a good job under the circumstances. not a knock again puts people mn they hear from mayors, chiefs y forth. >> we will hear from soon. everybody always says immediately afterwards that we have to do something to stop it. not much is being done. what from your perspective as a former official of the department of homeland security can be done immediately to deal with this crisis in america? >> there is no immediate solution, but there are two that i think you can get consensus off of. you have to look at the
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motivation and the means. there is a level of weaponry that kills people very quickly. it does not allow them to protect themselves. it does not give time to law enforcement to protect the community under harm. we saw a picture of the gun. it is not a handgun. gun proponents, don't worry about that. weapons that can kill a lot of people quickly. that is a uniquely american phenomen phenomenon. we addressed it in the past. some states prohibit the weaponry and others do not. we have a hodgepodge. on the motivation side, i will quote the fbi director who testified the same time as mueller. the rise of radicalization of whites. that is the greatest.
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statements he made online that are radicalized about hatred. we don't know the specifics of it. we can do better about the platforms that allow the hatred to stew. we can get neighbors and friends and others. you can see something. you can say something. we have to begin to shame this in the public space again. one of the things that we learned is that they don't go away. they become shamed and isolated. >> a 21-year-old white male from allen, texas. 600 miles from el paso, texas. >> that is quite the distance to travel to do something like this
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and i think that will be a significant piece of information for investigators. now they have to go out to where he is from and learn more about him. i am sure they sent agents to go in there and figure out that they are going to build a history about him and what was going on in his life and how all of that led to this. the online writings that we were talking about will be very significant here if they can definitively link it to him it will be in his own words. explaining certain thinking, explaining his motivation, his rational and perhaps will tell investigators why he went on to go on this shooting rampage that killed so many people. and for this community. for el paso this is going to be tough, tough, tough days ahead. even there they know this is bad. they are telling people that we
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will take appointments. people want to help now. a lot of difficult days ahead. certainly the fbi here and the local law enforcement will work together. they are going to go through that crime scene. they are going to build this out. there will be a case that will have to be prosecuted. the alleged shooter is in custody. he will have to go to court and appear before a judge and hear charges against him. we will goat see him. we will go through this process. it is going to limit how much investigators will be able to tell us. we still want to know a lot of things and there is a lot of information not provided. but it will severely limit them to how much they can talk about it now that he is in custody and he will have to go to court. >> we saw people waiting in line.
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shopping center in el paso, texas. facebook is working with law enforcement following today's shooting in el paso. a spokesman for the company said a facebook and instagram account under the suspect's name was removed by the social media network. three sources telling cnn the suspected gunman has been identified as patrick crusius, 21-year-old from allen, texas. investigators are reviewing the online writings posted days ago that might indicate a motive. authorities say multiple people were gunnedarly two dozen were
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i am incredibly saddened. it is very hard to think about this. but i will tell you that el paso is the strongest place in the wor world. this community is going to come together.
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i am going back there right now to be with my family and to be with my hometown. i want to thank the el paso police department and the first responders. they are there right now. we are going back to be with th them. i have spoken to the mayor of lap, dee margo, spoken to congresswoman escobar and the sheriff. they are all doing everything that they can. we are still learning information about this situation. so i just ask for everyone's strength for el paso right now. everyone's resolve to make sure that this does not continue to happen in this country. we will be sharing more as i
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learn more going forward. i thank you all for being here today. thanks. >> of course as so many others he was in las vegas. soon as he heard about the shooting called his wife in el paso to make sure that his wife and the kids were all okay. they are okay. joining us now is the former mayor of san antonio, julian castro, thank you so much for joining us. our hearts go out to everyone in texas, especially el paso right now. as an american and as a texan, what is your reaction first of all, to this horrific attack? >> of course we are praying for the family of the victims and for the entire community of el paso. i thought that representative o'rourke has been very eloquent about what a beautiful community that el paso is. we also know that we need to act
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in this country. we see too many of these types of shootings over and over and over again. we know very well what we need to do in america. we need universal background checks so that people that shouldn't have their hands on a weapon don't get their hands on a weapon. we need to identify the people that present a threat to themselves or to other people. to get guns out of their hands. we need to limit the capacity of magazines so that someone can't walk in to an establishment like this and fire off 20 to 25 rounds or however many rounds at a time. we need a renewed assault weapons ban. shooters like this are using the weapons of war that do not belong on the streets of america. i know there are some people that don't want to talk about this right now. we have to talk about it.
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it happens all the time. this is in a state where one of the highest percentages of gun ownership in the united states that has concealed carry and open carry. this shooter knew of the thousands of people where he was going, there are people with weapons on them. and there is security there. that did not stop him from doing what he did. more guns are not the answer. we need to limit who gets guns. take them out of the hands that people that had them. >> the texas governor rights. that means those that will legally own guns will have an easier time carrying weapons in other places. do you have any background on
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those bills and what it will mean for your state now that it is the law? >> it is unfortunate. about a year and a half ago we had an incident where a person went into a church and murdered 26 people. today it is 19 people. this is in texas that has some of the most lax gun laws in the united states. if you think about it, i would ask people to think about what happens physically here. it does not matter how many guns that you have in those situations. it is the element of surprise that is the problem. if someone goes in with an ar-15 and they have a high capacity magazine, they are going to be able to get off, you know, so many shots before anybody can do anything. even if they have a handgun on them or even if they have
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another ar-15 on them. that is not the answer. the answer is to make sure that people don't get guns like that in the first place and those types of weapons like an ar-15 are not on the street and that we do a better job of educating folks on responsible gun ownership. enforcing laws so that you don't have people buying guns for other people. there are a bunch of things to do that would aggress the issue and would drive down the numbers of the mass shootings dramatically. more guns is not the answer. what happened today is how wrong that people think guns are the answer, how wrong they are. >> i have to tell you mr. secretary, there are so many of these mass shootings here in the united states.
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we at cnn, all of the news organizations we report them and report them in detail and then we hear politicians start talking along the lines of what you are saying. within a few days everyone moves on and forgets about it. the legislatures in washington or around the country don't do much about that. why is that? >> you have too many in congress that are afraid of losing an election because the national rifle association over the years has scared them in to believing that. the good news, wolf, is that the activism of the parkland high school shooting, the laws are changing at least on the democratic side the willingness of more and more people running for office to take on the nra. there are people that openly and very proudly embracing gun
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violence prevention and all of the reform we need to make. people are seeing that is what americans do want. there is what, 90% approval for universal background checks. americans understand we need to do something about this and more and more politicians on the democratic side agree with that. even though that hasn't added up yet to legislation that has been signed by a president that day is getting closer and closer. addition to donating blood and other items they need, i hope people will press their legislatures, republican and democrat. especially republicans who have been so outspoken on this. >> we just got a tweet from the governor, greg abbott. i want to put it up on the screen and i will read it to our
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viewers. here is the statement. now in the beautiful city of el paso, texans grieve today for the people of this wonderful place. we unite in support of all of the victims, thank first responders for their swift actions and ask god to bind the wounds of all that have been harmed. what is your message to the governor of texas, mr. secretary? >> my message to governor abbott would be to be brave enough to go against the nra, to take real action and limit the ability of weapons like this to get on the streets and make sure that guns do not get in the hands of people that shouldn't have them. to have real courage. until that, everything else is just politicaling basically. to go on twitter and seem like you really care. you have the power along with the state legislature to make sure that incidents like this do
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not happen again. it is just empty talk. >> julian castro, thank you so much for joining us. our hearts go out to all of the families there in el paso and around texas, certainly around the country who are grieving right now. unfortunately the news that we anticipate having to report fairly soon will make matters even more painful. julian castro, thank you so much. >> thank you wolf. >> we are going to take another quick break. much more of our special coverage right after this. neur a new brain supplement with clinically proven ingredients that fuel five indicators of brain performance: focus, accuracy, memory, learning, and concentration. neuriva.
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the mass shooting in el paso, texas at a walmart has left multiple people dead. we are getting specific numbers but we haven't been able to report those numbers. more than two dozen people have been injured and taken to local hospitals. one of those individuals since passed away. the former vice president, the democratic presidential candidate joe biden has been speaking about this mass shooting in el paso. >> walked into a walmart in el paso -- i believe killed 20 individuals including a child.
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from the picture they showed me on the internet, it looked like he was carrying a semi automatic weapon that was capable of having multiple rounds in it. he is in custody. we do not know much more details. what i can say enough is enough is enough and it has been enough for the past five years. ladies and gentlemen, i had the terrible opportunity and responsibility to meet every single family of those innocent children that were murdered out in sandy hook, the there in flo. the looks on the parents' faces. it has been so gruesome some of the things. in sandy hook, i spent time with
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the law enforcement and state troopers asking for help in the community. this is a sickness. this is well beyond anything that should be tolerated. folks, i am not going to get into it now but the fact is that we can beat the nra and we can beat the gunmen. i am in favor of eliminating assault weapons. eliminate the number of bullets that can be in a clip, the number that goes in to a gun. you know what happened in columbine. some of them had up to 100 rounds. i come from a state that was at the time one of the highest
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percentage of gun owners in the country. a lot of hunting -- and folks, even the nra members know that. they know we need universal background checks, the majority of them. when the events that i just to deal with what we could by executive order. 33 executive orders we put in prays in guy -- this guy -- excuse me, our president just ripped apart. folks, there is answers for this. we can do this. we can in fact -- the world is changing. the country changing. >> the former vice president joe biden, the democratic presidential front runner right now speaking out on this horrific mass shooting in el paso, texas. joining us on the phone right now is the texas attorney
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general ken paxton. thank you for joining us. our deepest condolences for all the families suffering in the el paso area. can you tell us what officials in el paso are telling you about the situation there right now? >> well, there is still -- last i heard they were interviewing the shooter. and there was just one shooter. obviously it's helpful that he is still alive to try to understand what -- what he was doing, why he was doing it, how he was doing it. we often don't have the shooter surviving. and so as horrific as this, hopefully we can learn from the shooter so that we can prevent these things in the future. >> are you getting any initial information, attorney general, about the motivation? >> they are still interviewing. so, no, i don't have any particular information from the interview which i think is going to be the most helpful in shedding light on what his motivation is and why he has
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done it. >> because there are a lot of reports, including our reporting, that there are some disturbing social media posts that have been posted from this 21-year-old white male. what if anything can you tell us about that. >> i'm not surprised there are disturbing social media posts. that would not surprise me. i think those can help shed light on why also think the int process is going to play out in an important way in helping us more greatly understand what -- why did he it. >> as far as you know, attorney general, did this suspect act individually? were there any suspects -- anyone knew about what he was plotting? >> as far as what i know right now, it was just him. there weren't any other shooters. that doesn't mean that law enforcement -- with the interview going on right now won't find he was acting with somebody else. we don't know. and we won't know for sure until they have assessed first of all whether he is telling the truth
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and two what he has told them. >> the suspect is 21 years old, as we said white male from allen, texas, six miles, nine or ten hour drive to el paso. what do you gather from that? >> well, i think that is accurate information. and, yes, it is pretty far, in a different time zone. el paso is pretty far west, west of denver and closer to l.a. than i think dallas. he went a long way as you described. and i think that's another thing we may find out from the interviews is, you know, why he was willing to go all the way to el paso to do this. >> we know about 23, with be maybe 24 individuals were shot and injured and our local hospitals in the el paso area. we are told by authorities also that there are multiple fatalities. can you share us, attorney general how many people were killed? >> you know, that number keeps changing. i hate to pin down a certain
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number. but i think it was -- it was definitely a large number, at least what i'm hearing. the reports between 15 and 20 are probably accurate. but, again, we have people at the hospitals, a lot of chaos pb bin opinions the numbers down especially with people in critical care. i don't think we'll know the exact number until people hopefully get out of the position where they may not make it. >> but attorney general what you are hearing is what, at least 15, maybe as many as 19 or 20 people have been killed in this mass shooting. is that right? >> it's somewhere -- i think probably somewhere in that range. that's at least the information that i'm getting. >> which is so disturbing. have you gotten specific information attorney general on the nature of those killed? i assume, men, women and even children. is that what you are hearing as well? >> yeah, i think it was random as far as who this guy shot. and so, you know, it was all
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kinds of ranges, ages that were shot. >> do you know what kind of weapon -- we're told by police norts sergeant robert gomez of the lpsz pomds it was a rifle. but we don't have more specific information. what can you tell us about the weapon. >> i think that information will be coming out from the local police department very soon. i don't feel comfortable disclosing that. i think they'll do that when they're ready. >> though can you share with us was it an assault type weapon with bump stock capable of firing a lot of rounds. >> i don't know all the details. and what details i know i think it's better for the -- the police department that's in charge of the investigation to disclose specific details about what the shooter was doing. >> what can we do? because unfortunas happens as you know, attorney general all too often what can the folks in texas,
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sending their -- dsh going with their kids to shopping malls to buy clothes forknow, it's a tou question, wolf. i mean education, awareness, teaching people to be aware. you know, in texas we have concealed carry laws. in the past that has helped save potentially, you know, tens of -- at least maybe hundreds of people. i think people need to be aware and be ready to protect themselves, because there is no way that law enforcement can be in every place, especially when you have somebody -- a shooter that can literally fire off hundreds of rounds in a short period of time. >> ken paxton is the attorney general of the state of texas. good luck over there. we'll stay in very close touch with you, attorney general thanks for joining us. >> wolf thanks. please keep the families especially in your prayers. >> we certainly are. we are taking another quick break much more special coverage right after this.
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