One dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Headquarters bar in Five Points in Central El Paso




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  • 2021-12-06 06:07:52Z
  • By The El Paso Times
 

El Paso police are investigating a shooting after one person was killed and two were wounded Sunday night at a bar in the Five Points area.

The shooting occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at the Headquarters Tap House Bar, 2910 Tularosa Ave. near Piedras Street, police said, citing initial information.

The bar is across the street from El Paso Police Headquarters.

One person was dead at the scene and two people were taken to hospitals, police said.

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Details on the incident were not immediately available as an investigation by detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Unit was underway late Sunday. There had been no arrests.

Murders rise for 2nd year

The deadly shooting on Sunday was the latest violence amid a rise in homicides in El Paso that began last year.

There had been 29 murders in El Paso prior to Sunday compared with 25 murders in all of 2020, which was a deadlier year than average in the city, according to police statistics.

El Paso has averaged 22 murders a year in the past 10 years.

The highest yearly total was 56 killings in 1993.

El Paso is not alone. Cities across the nation have seen a rise in gun violence since last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Criminologists have said that several factors could be behind the rise in violent crime, including pandemic-related stress, economic hardships and a jump in gun sales.

*This is a developing story. Check back later for more information.

Daniel Borunda may be reached at 915-546-6102; dborunda@elpasotimes.com; @BorundaDaniel on Twitter.

This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: El Paso police: One dead in Headquarters Bar shooting

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