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Woman wounded, another grazed in east El Paso shooting tied to burglary

Police cordon off a shooting scene along Viscount.
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Police cordon off a shooting scene along Viscount.

UPDATE: Police confirmed a 25-year-old woman suffered a leg wound and a 20-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet early Saturday as multiple gunshots rang out at the La Estancia Apartment complex in east El Paso following a burglary.

The 25-year-old victim was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries, while the 20-year-old didn't require a trip to the hospital.

Investigators said a 20-year-old man was identified as the shooter, with detectives determining that "the shooting was related to a burglary where the suspect's apartment was burglarized by individuals in the apartment where the female victims were."

Police said neither the shooting victims nor the burglary victim wanted to press charges; no names were released but authorities said they were continuing their investigation into the incident.

ORIGINAL REPORT: EL PASO, Texas -- A woman was shot and wounded early Saturday in east El Paso.

It happened shortly after midnight in the 7900 block of Viscount, which is the La Estancia Apartments.

First-responders said the victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Police indicated the injuries weren’t life-threatening.

Police and fire department scanner traffic indicated the victim was a 25-year-old pregnant woman who suffered a gunshot wound to the legs.

Authorities didn't immediately confirm the shooting victim information, but they did indicate that the victim was being uncooperative with investigators.

There was no immediate word of any arrests.

Police crews remained at the scene investigating throughout the early morning hours.

No further details were available.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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  1. Haha right. Burglary my but t. I’m guessing drug deal gone bad. Using a gun for a burglary….yea suuuuuuuurrrrre. Not pressing charges on someone breaking into your home???????? Yea right…burglary.

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