Deadly shooting at west El Paso McDonalds; police search for suspect near UTEP – KVIA El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — A victim was shot and killed at a fast-food restaurant along Mesa Street in west El Paso on Thursday night and police launched a late-night manhunt for the shooter with two suspects taken into custody near UTEP.

The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. in the 7900 block of N. Mesa near Interstate 10 in the McDonald’s parking lot, according to police.

An ABC-7 photographer observed the deceased’s covered body at the scene; police said the victim was a man in his early 20s.

There was no immediate word on the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but police converged around the UTEP campus in a search for two men wanted in connection with the death.

Officers closed off an area near University and Oregon streets and advised students living in the Miner Village to shelter-in-place. Police also asked all others to avoid the area.

Police later found a vehicle linked to the two suspects near the intersection of Schuster and Hawthorne.

Then after midnight, a police spokesman told ABC-7, “We do have some suspects detained, but we can’t confirm they were involved just yet.”

Around 12:30 a.m., UTEP officials finally tweeted an “All Clear” from the university’s official account. It said, “Dangerous situation is over. Please return to normal activities.”

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