UPDATE: El Paso Death Toll Rises to 22
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The death toll from the mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart now stands at 22. Two victims died in the hospital, one on Sunday night and another on Monday morning.
The shooting took place Saturday around 10 a.m. inside the shopping center while thousands of people were shopping.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement on the shooting:
"Today, the El Paso community was struck by a heinous and senseless act of violence. Our hearts go out to the victims of this horrific shooting and to the entire community in this time of loss. While no words can provide the solace needed for those impacted by this event, I ask that all Texans join Cecilia and me in offering our prayers for the victims and their families. The state of Texas and the Department of Public Safety are assisting the El Paso Police Department as they conduct their investigation. We have deployed troopers, special agents, Texas Rangers, tactical teams, and aircraft to the scene in a support role. The state of Texas will do everything it can to ensure justice is delivered to the perpetrators of this heinous act."
President Trump tweeted "God be with you all" and promised full support for the shooting victims.
'God be with you all': Trump pledges full support for El Paso shooting victims as lawmakers also grieve https://t.co/gISsidBeWr via @usatoday— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2019
The El Paso Victims Relief Fund has been set up to support victims and their families.
We're in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where store 2201 & club 6502 are located. We’re praying for the victims, the community & our associates, as well as the first responders. We’re working closely with law enforcement & will update as appropriate.— Walmart (@Walmart) August 3, 2019
Walmart tweeted, "We are praying for the victims, the community & our associates, as well as first responders.
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