El Paso police investigate shooting at Sunrise shopping center

A man was wounded in a predawn shooting Sunday at the Sunrise Village shopping center in Northeast El Paso as part of a string of unrelated shootings over the weekend.

A man with life-threatening wounds was taken to University Medical Center of El Paso following the shooting at the longtime shopping center at 8500 Dyer St., police said.

Details on what occurred had not been released as an investigation by crime-scene investigators and detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Unit continued Sunday.

The shooting occurred before 4 a.m. but the exact time had not been disclosed by officials.

The parking lot of the retail center, commonly known as Sunrise Center, was blocked off by yellow police tape with a section inside cordoned off by red crime-scene tape with the police mobile command center posted nearby.

The longtime shopping center houses a mix of discount retailers, small shops, nightclubs and even a church.

The shooting on Sunday followed a pair of shootings since Friday.

A man was wounded in an accidental shooting at 2:40 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Americas Plaza retail strip at 115 S. Americas Ave. in the Lower Valley, police said. The man was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound that police said was not life threatening. The center, which has an Academy sporting goods store and other retailers, is next to Alameda Avenue and Loop 375.

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El Paso police continue investigating a Friday afternoon shooting at the foot of the Stanton international bridge in Downtown. A security guard shot and wounded a man after the guard intervened when he saw an alleged assault taking place, a police spokeswoman told news reporters.

A video shared on social media shows a person appearing to aim a gun as at least five gunshots ring out while vehicles wait in line to cross the border into Mexico at the toll bridge. Further information in the incident has yet to be released.

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This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: Sunrise center shooting latest in string of El Paso gun violence