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    Death Toll in Texas Mass Shooting Increases to 21 - Police Department

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    EL PASO (Sputnik) - The death toll from the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, has climbed to 21, the El Paso Police Department said in a statement on Monday.

    "Sad to report that the number of fatalities increased by one," the El Paso Police Department said via Twitter. "Victim passed early this morning at the hospital."

    On Saturday, a gunman opened fire in a Walmart shopping centre, killing 20 people and injuring 26. The suspect, who was identified as Patrick Crusius, surrendered to police outside the store. 

    People hold up their phones during a prayer and candle vigil organized by the city, after a shooting left 20 people dead at the Cielo Vista Mall Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas, on August 4, 2019
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    People hold up their phones during a prayer and candle vigil organized by the city, after a shooting left 20 people dead at the Cielo Vista Mall Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas, on August 4, 2019

    Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that his country views the El Paso shooting as an act of terror, adding that Mexico's attorney general was considering to take a legal action to extradite the shooter.  

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