Update: Fort Bliss soldier involved in Sunset Heights incident

El Paso News

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated throughout.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Fort Bliss officials have confirmed that the man who was critically injured in a shooting near the Sunset Heights neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon is a Fort Bliss soldier.

Fort Bliss told KTSM 9 News that the soldier is currently being treated at a local hospital.

The soldier was critically injured in a shooting that happened near the Sunset Heights neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the El Paso Police Department, the incident happened near the intersection of Hawthorne Street and Yandell Drive just before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency dispatchers told KTSM 9 News that he was transported to a local hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.

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