NewsNational

Actions

Death toll in El Paso mass shooting rises

Posted: 10:43 AM, Aug 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-05 12:57:53-04
Death toll in El Paso mass shooting rises

The death toll in the El Paso mass shooting has risen to 22. The initial death toll was 20.

El Paso police tweeted Monday that another victim passed away early in the morning. At a press conference Monday, hospital officials confirmed that two more had passed away from injuries, one being the victim police had tweeted about earlier in the day.

Police are still in the process of notifying the families of victims in the El Paso shooting, Sgt. Robert Gomez said Sunday. Police have said only that the victims are different ages and genders.

The shooting in El Paso, Texas, that happened Saturday also left more than two dozen wounded.

The 21-year-old white supremacist suspected of killing at least 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso wanted to stop a "Hispanic invasion of Texas," according to a "manifesto" police think he wrote.

The massacre Saturday was one of at least three mass shootings across the U.S. in the past week. Another mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, occurred 13 hours after the shooting in El Paso.

This story is breaking and will be updated.