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Sheriff’s deputies seek witnesses to deadly SAC shooting

UPDATE, July 23: The El Paso County Sheriff's Office put out a public call for help, seeking witnesses to a shooting behind the Socorro Activities Complex earlier this month that killed a man and left several others hospitalized.

The shooting, which authorities labeled a homicide, happened during a party in a desert area near the SAC. So far, no arrests have been made.

"The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that anyone who may have witnessed this incident or may have any information contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at (915) 832-4408 or major Crimes Detective Victor Cordero (915) 208-3007," a sheriff's official said in a statement issued Friday.

UPDATE, July 14: El Paso County Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday identified the victim killed in a weekend mass shooting behind the Socorro Activities Complex, and said some of those injured had been released from the hospital.

Cruz Eli Arredondo, 21, was the man fatally shot, while authorities said a 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old man had been released from the hospital. In addition, they said a 20-year-old man and 22-year-old man remained hospitalized in stable condition. A fifth wounded person suffered an ankle injury and didn't require hospitalization, officials said.

As of Wednesday, no arrests had been made in the shootings.

ORIGINAL REPORT, July 11: SOCORRO, Texas -- A man was killed and five people seriously wounded during a mass shooting Sunday morning behind the Socorro Activities Complex, El Paso County Sheriff's deputies said.

Reports of shots fired in a desert area near the SAC, located at 1300 Joe Battle Boulevard near Bob Hope, were received around 3:15 a.m. by the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said they arrived to find multiple shooting shooting victims: A 21-year-old man was dead and five others were rushed to local hospitals with serious gunshot wounds.

The uncle of the deceased said he was told by investigators that his nephew was found lying face down; he was shot in the back as he, like others, were trying to flee when the gunfire broke out.

There was no immediate word as to what led to the mass shooting or whether any arrests had been made; the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit said it was investigating and remained on scene hours later.

The Gun Violence Archive, an independent non-profit research group whose data is frequently cited, defines a mass shooting as firearm violence resulting in at least four people being shot at roughly the same time and location.

This was the second shooting involving multiple victims at the SAC in just over a year. Three people were wounded, one critically, during a party that took place behind it in June 2020.

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33 Comments

      1. Music lover is another white idiot who needs to focus on his breed and school shootings. Little abnormal white mfers. Your comment is beyond stupid. Yes cartels will be behind the sac. Lol. Gringo pendejo.

    1. K1dpr your guess is stupidity at its best. Worry about your breed going around killing 23 people at Walmart before you open your white mouth.

    1. Jeff Allen shouldn’t care. The cartels don’t go to la Victoria and watch elderly morons like you don your dentures. Bye old man.

  1. I hope el pasoans are paying attention to the 5 local loco gringos and use it to keep that breed/herd away from our culture and families. I know I dont want one of them mfers in my house. Hell no!! Hey Billy wants to come over. UH……… we arent home. bye.

        1. Let’s see some samples of your radical rants::

          fero2amadmikegeedubb says:
          April 8, 2021 at 1:54 am
          Or all the whites who have brought Japanese, etc to this country. All over the place. White dude with a Nam hat and a jap. Oh wait !!!!! But you can’t do that!!!!! Lol……Pinchi gringos pendejos!!!

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          fero2amadmikegeedubb says:
          May 13, 2021 at 1:09 AM
          Dan landers you never fail to be an idiot. Deflecting is your white nature when you see something you don’t like. Trumpism. In this article I call it “piggy on piggy”. You must be one. A full blooded PIG.

          Going Foreword 123 says:
          June 22, 2021 at 7:30 AM
          Gang mentality of ‘NATO’ attacking lone wolf ‘Iran. But Lone-wolf ‘Iran’ continues to repel attacks, standing its ground, and holding his own. GO ‘IRAN’!

          Going Foreword 123 says:
          June 25, 2021 at 10:53 AM
          COMO ESTA AND SALAAM-ALAKEEM, WELCOME TO EL PASO VICE PRESIDENT ‘KAMALLAH’ HARRIS. MAY YOUR VISIT TO OUR FAIR CITY BE MOST PRODUCTIVE. AND IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, SHALL INSHALLAH. AND MAY YOUR WORDS AND DEED AND NOT RETURN VOID, SALAAM-ALAKEEM AND HASTA LA VISTA

          Going Foreword 123 says:
          June 26, 2021 at 8:25 PM
          I wish I could have been there to step to the two self appointed spokesmen for that band of racist misogynistic xenophobic ISIS wannabes The only time White ISIS flag waving fanatics RepubliGun get along with Zionist flag waving Jews is when it’s to oppose female African American Democrats. Ok then no more sympathy when Hamas comes calling on land grabbing Israel to account for war crimes against the poor Palestinians. Jew boy Aboud comes from a long list of quack doctors and unscrupulous businessemen on the Westside of El Paso.

  2. HERE WILL BE THEIR RESPONSE IN AM: Alberto ranting at 12:00 am, high, etc. LOL. Maybe Alberto is smashing your siblings at the red parrot.

  3. I am going on RECORD and state that madmike is the DUMBEST LE to ever walk the streets of EL PASO. And he’s an albino rat. RIDGEMAR FOOL!!!! LOL>

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