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People were evacuated from the Walmart where a shooting occurred near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, Saturday. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez/Getty Images

Chaos erupted at a Walmart packed with shoppers seeking school supplies on Saturday morning, as police responded to reports of an active shooter at the store and at a nearby shopping mall in El Paso, Texas.

The latest: Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference Saturday that 26 people were injured in the shooting. A white man, identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius from the Dallas area, was arrested without incident, AP reports.

Melody Stout, Hannah Payan, Aaliyah Alba, Sherie Gramlich and Laura Barrios comfort each other on Saturday evening during a vigil for victims of the shooting in El Paso.
Walmart customers are escorted from the store following the shooting. Photo: Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP
Walmart employees react after the shooting. Photo: Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP
El Paso Police Department Sgt. Enrique Carrillo briefs media on the shooting. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez/Getty Images
Law enforcement agencies cover the exits of the area where the shooting occurred near Cielo Vista Mall. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez/Getty Images
A Customs and Border Protection helicopter flies over the scene in El Paso on Saturday. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez/Getty Images
Police gather next to an FBI armored vehicle at the Cielo Vista Mall. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez/Getty Images
Law enforcement response. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez/Getty Images
Kendall Long, 24, a witness who heard gunshots, speaks to media after Saturday's shooting. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez/Getty Images
El Paso Police Department Sgt. Robert Gomez briefs reporters. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez/Getty Images
Law enforcement agencies cover the exits of the Walmart. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez/Getty Images

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more photos and details of the shooting.

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