Shooting in Northeast El Paso sends three to the hospital
EL PASO, Texas —
Three people were hospitalized after a shooting in Northeast El Paso.
It happened Sunday just before midnight at the IDK Bar at 10110 McCombs Street.
Officers with the El Paso Police Department who responded to the shooting said two men, 26 and 23 years old, and a 23-year-old woman had been shot.
According to the investigation, the two men had been involved in an argument with another group of men at the bar.
One of the men took out a gun and fired, striking the woman and two men, police said.
Police said the 26-year-old was shot in the torso, hip and hand. The 23-year-old was shot in the upper leg and the woman was shot in the lower leg.
The three victims were taken to University Medical Center.
An officer on the scene said that one of the men is in critical condition, but is stable.
Surveillance video from a nearby business captured the moments when police arrived at the scene and taped off the area.
Other people who own businesses in the area say they've never known the bar to cause any problems.
"This is the first time something has happened," said Hector and Isabel Aguirre said.
The Aguirres have lived in the area for about 44 years.
"You see people coming out and fighting. This is the first time I've heard about a shooting, "they said.
The couple said although the shooting worried them, they don't fear for their safety.
Employees at the bar did not want to comment on the incident.
Police have not made any arrests yet.
The department’s gang unit was asked to assist with the investigation.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the police department at 915-832-4400.