El Paso Police gathering evidence, questioning suspect in mass shooting

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The El Paso Police Department says the bodies of those killed in Saturday's Walmart shooting are still inside the store. Sergeant Robert Gomez said it's standard crime scene protocol that bodies stay where they fell until all evidence has been collected. Twenty people were killed and 26 others wounded in the shooting.

El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen says it took six minutes for police to respond to the scene once the active shooter call came in. The suspected gunman, a 21-year-old white male from the Dallas area, surrendered and is in custody. Allen says he is expected to be arraigned on capital murder charges. The case may be prosecuted as a hate crime, due to an online post the alleged shooter may have uploaded about an hour before starting the rampage. The suspect lived in Allen, more than 600 miles away from El Paso and it would have taken him over nine hours to drive to the area.

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