EL PASO—Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers were asked to serve first responders and families affected by a mass shooting at an El Paso shopping center.
“This is a deeply tragic event today in El Paso,” said Dwain Carter, TBM Disaster Relief director. “We are praying for everyone affected by this event. We have mobilized TBM volunteers to serve in partnership with the Salvation Army feeding first responders and at the family reunification center.”
The volunteers will continue serving as long as needed.
Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed 20 people were killed in the shooting, and more than two dozen were injured. Abbott called it “one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas.”
A 21-year-old suspect from Allen was in custody, police officials said. At a news conference, El Paso Police Chief Gregory Allen said the shooting appeared to have “a nexus at this point in time to a hate crime.”
This story will continue to be updated as information comes available.