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El Paso mass shooting investigators complete crime scene processing

On August 3rd, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, killing 22 people and injuring more than 20 others.

EL PASO, Texas — Nearly two weeks after 22 people were killed in a shooting at an El Paso Walmart, the City of El Paso shared that the processing of the crime scene has been completed by the FBI and the El Paso Police Department.

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According to a release from the city, the police department will "relinquish control of the scene to Walmart officials."

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Following the shooting, a fence was erected to secure the perimeter of the scene. The fencing will remain in place under Walmart's authority to prevent trespassing onto the property, the release reads. 

Additionally, armed guards contracted by Walmart will be present to guard the sight. 

The release ends with, "Walmart and the El Paso Police Department are asking the public to observe appropriate dignity at the sight as a tribute to the victims."

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