Police: Death Toll In El Paso Shooting Rises To 22

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This post has been updated.

The death toll from a shooting massacre at an El Paso, Texas mall Saturday has increased to 22 — two more than the initial fatality count of 20 — the El Paso Police Department said Monday.

Just an hour before, the El Paso Police Department reported that the death toll had increased by one, bringing the total to 21 fatalities.

On Monday morning, Trump hit the most common Republican talking points following a deadly weekend of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, echoing his comments Sunday that baselessly claimed “mental illness” was the cause of the fatal shootings.

The controversial website 8chan, allegedly used by the El Paso shooter to post a hate-filled screed before killing people at a Walmart over the weekend, was taken offline Monday.

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