EL PASO, Texas — El Paso police are investigating a deadly shooting in west El Paso.
The incident took place around 3:30 a.m. Monday on the 6600 block of Tarascas Drive near Belvidere Street. The authorities have not released much information about what exactly happened. However, we know that the incident resulted in the death of one.
One person died, according to police, they said they have a man in custody. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to police.
Deadly Shooting Rocks Quiet Community
One of the neighbors said that it is a very quiet place and that they have never seen something like this before. They even said that they couldn’t believe what they were hearing.
“I thought that the power went out at first. But now this has happened. It was something else,” said Samuel Magana, a neighbor.
The local news reporter Ashley Claster saw a red car being towed away around 8 p.m. According to her, the car was filled with UTEP stickers and a sticker that read, “teach peace.” The irony is not lost on this writer.
Multiple other residents didn’t want to appear on the camera but had something to say about the case. They told the local news, a few young men which are UTEP students are renting this home, and they constantly have loud parties at night. While no one expected an outcome like this, they often thought that the students were somewhat troublesome.
“My mom is scared right now, yeah. Because this is supposed to be a quiet neighborhood, this is supposed to be a safe neighborhood, good school districts, good everything. And this is like a big waking for this block,” said Steven Walls.
Hopefully the neighborhood won’t have to deal with more incidents like this going forward. For many communities, even one deadly incident like this is more than enough.