The death toll in the El Paso Walmart shooting has risen to 22 after two people died at a hospital, El Paso police and Del Sol Medical Center officials said.
“Sad to report that the number of fatalities increased by one,” police said earlier Monday. “Victim passed early this morning at the hospital.”
Then authorities announced within the hour that a second person had died in the hospital.
Police have not released details about the victims, including their identity or gender.
Twenty people were killed Saturday after a man started shooting in the Walmart in Cielo Vista and more than two dozen were injured.
Two patients have died here at Del Sol. One of the patients that died had major injuries to the liver and required massive blood transfusions.— Matt Zdun (@matt_zdun)August 5, 2019
Sad to report that the number of fatalities increased by one. Victim passed early this morning at the hospital.— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE)August 5, 2019