Authorities: 1 dead, 5 wounded in El Paso desert shooting

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man was killed and five other people were wounded in a shooting early Sunday in a patch of desert on the eastern outskirts of El Paso.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets in the West Texas city that deputies were called around 3:15 a.m. and arrived to find several people wounded.

They described five people as having serious injuries, without providing more details on their wounds or identities, or on the death of the 21-year-old man.

It’s unclear what prompted the shooting, which investigators were still examining Sunday afternoon.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately response to requests for comment from The Associated Press.

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