Last Body Removed From Walmart, Then Death Toll Rose

Number killed in El Paso now stands at 22
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2019 12:51 PM CDT
Death Toll Increases by 2 in El Paso Shooting
Leilani Hebben, 11, is consoled by her mother Anabel Hebben, of El Paso, Texas, after Leilani left flowers in memory of the victims of the shooting at the Walmart in El Paso on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. The shooting killed more than 20 people at a crowded El Paso department store.   (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

The number of people killed at an El Paso Walmart has increased by two to 22, officials said Monday, as two of the wounded succumbed to their injuries. The El Paso PD tweeted news of the two additional deaths this morning. Neither victim's name has been released. ABC News notes that the new death toll was given only hours after the final body was removed from the Walmart by the county coroner's office; the shooting occurred Saturday morning. The AP notes revised count brings the weekend's mass-shooting death toll to 31. (More El Paso shooting stories.)

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