Witnesses at East El Paso bar shooting uneasy after recent series of deadly events


"It's just an ugly feeling and all I could do was just pray about peace," a witness told KTSM following the deadly shooting.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The shooting that left one person dead, and another in critical condition in East El Paso is leaving many of the witnesses from Sunday night still shaken up.

“It wasn’t just one gunshot. It was twenty gunshots. Boom boom boom boom boom,” witness Victoria Valles told KTSM.

Valles was at the Dirty Sanchez Tequila Bar with her best friend when they heard the gunshots.

“People were seen falling on people, losing my best friend in the moment,” Valles shared, “It’s just an ugly feeling and all I could do was just pray about peace. You know at a young age, it’s hard.”

Emergency dispatchers said the call came around 11:10 p.m. In a matter of seconds, Valles said everyone was literally running for their lives.

“My friend got stepped on all over, bruises all over her body. Mine as well. I got to get out of the ambushing, I ran. I got to the back and I ended up calling my dad. Luckily he came right away,” Valles explained.

An uncalled for event, happening too soon following the tragic West Texas mass shootings.

“I think it’s very traumatizing just to know that it was the night of the benefit concert,” Valles said. “We’re healing from the Walmart shooting recently and I think it was more knowing we heard the gunshots and thought this is happening again?”

As dozens ran for safety, police said one person died at the scene and one other is facing life-threatening injuries.

Valles said she’s just thankful to have gotten out, “God Bless everyone who was here to experience it, honestly. I’m glad that a lot of people are safe and I’m sorry to the victims family.”

El Paso Police have yet to identify the person killed or the person injured in Sunday night’s shooting.

No updates were provided Monday, however, police said they were still searching for the suspect who is described as a black male driving a black SUV north on Zaragoza.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

What are we leaving behind?

For UTEP Marching Band, the beat goes on

1922 bar to reopen as a restaurant on Friday

El Paso City officials provide update on COVID-19 on Thursday

New details reveals motive behind suspect destroying statue at St. Patrick's Cathedral

El Paso man accused of trying to hit officer with hatchet

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link

More crime

More Crime