Police: Death Toll In El Paso Shooting Rises To 22

The US flag and flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the Cielo Vista Mall Wal-Mart (background) where a shooting left 20 people dead in El Paso, Texas, on August 4, 2019. - The United States mourned Sunday for vic... The US flag and flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the Cielo Vista Mall Wal-Mart (background) where a shooting left 20 people dead in El Paso, Texas, on August 4, 2019. - The United States mourned Sunday for victims of two mass shootings that killed 29 people in less than 24 hours as debate raged over whether President Donald Trump's rhetoric was partly to blame for surging gun violence. The rampages turned innocent snippets of everyday life into nightmares of bloodshed: 20 people were shot dead while shopping at a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday morning, and nine more outside a bar in a popular nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio just 13 hours later. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 5, 2019 12:03 p.m.

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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