Update: Police believe man found at East El Paso hotel with gunshot wound accidentally shot self


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Detectives with the El Paso Police Department believe that the man who was found in an East El Paso hotel room on Monday with a gunshot wound accidently shot himself.

EPPD said 29-year-old Edgar Gurrolla Reyes, of Durango, Mexico, was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound just before 4 a.m. Monday at the Comfort Inn & Suites at 6645 Gateway Blvd. W.

Reyes was transported to University Medical Center, where he remains.

Two other individuals in Reyes’ company were taken into custody by federal authorities.


El Paso Police Department responded to a shooting early Monday morning at Comfort Inn & Suites off 6600 block of Gateway Boulevard West.

According to the dispatch, the call came at about 3:39 a.m. on Monday and there was one person transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

EPPD has confirmed a suspect is in custody.

This was the second shooting in just three hours Monday morning. The first shooting resulted in life-threatening injuries just after 1 a.m. at the VIP Bar & Lounge on Fairbanks Drive.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated as more information come into our newsroom.

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