EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Cielo Vista Mall has reopened to the public, two days after a deadly shooting took place at the mall’s food court, the investigation into that shooting is still ongoing.

El Paso Police department previously confirmed the incident broke out following a ‘random incident’ between two groups of people.

Cielo Vista Mall sent out a statement Thursday, saying security presence will be increasing.

“While the El Paso Department investigation is ongoing, the Chief of Police did stress that this was a random, isolated incident stemming from an altercation between two groups in a tenant space near the food court. We are thankful for the quick response of the El Paso Police Officer stationed in the center, mall security as well as the broader support of the El Paso Police Department and other responding agencies. While the is isolated and there is no ongoing concern to shoppers, tenants and mall staff, we are increasing our security presence in the mall out of an abundance of caution.”

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From the shooting, four people were wounded, one fatally, three injured, two of them with critical injuries. All the injured were taken to area hospitals. Two more individuals are still in police custody.

EPPD Interim Police Chief peter Pacillas confirmed in Thursday Feb. 17, 2023, during a press conference, all individuals were males in their late teens to their early 20s.