The death toll in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Walmart, rose to 22 after two more victims died in the hospital, police said.
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David Shimp, Chief A senior executive at the Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso said one patient died late Sunday night and another on Monday morning.
Among the victims, whose names were not published immediately, were more than two dozen injured in the massacre, which broke out on Saturday at 1
According to the authorities, the wounded were between 2 and 82 years old.
Dr. Stephen Flaherty, Director of Trauma at the Del Sol Medical Center, said one of the deceased patients was an elderly woman.
Both patients suffered "severe and devastating" wounds consistent with high-speed shots, he added.
"We really have a broken heart to be here to report this," said Flaherty, his voice breaking with emotion.
He said he could only speak of the female victim who had died.
"The patient had severe intra-abdominal injuries involving the liver, kidney, and intestine," Flaherty said. "She received a massive blood transfusion that used all kinds of blood products."
Shimp added that six more wounded victims remain in the Del Sol Medical Center, one in critical condition and five in stable condition. He said two other patients were discharged and one was transferred to another local hospital.
Just hours after the El Paso County medical examiner removed the body of the last victim from the premises, the latest death was reported.
The suspect was identified by the authorities as Patrick Crusius (21) of Allen, Texas. He is charged with capital murder, court records show.
John Bash, the US attorney for the Western District of Texas, said on Sunday that the federal authorities are investigating the incident as an act of "domestic terrorism," meaning that the suspect allegedly intended "a civilian population to force and to intimidate ".
Bash said the federal authorities are also considering raising hate crimes and firearms charges against Crusius, who are serving the death penalty.
The police said Crusius had driven more than 600 miles from his home in the Dallas area to El Paso to kill many Mexicans as he could.
Investigators also believe that Crusius is the same man who allegedly posted a four-page document against immigrants on the dark website before launching the attack. "The Mexican-American community and Mexicans living in the United States," he said Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard in a video.
At least seven of the 20 people killed were Mexican nationals, and nine more Mexicans were among the wounded, Ebrard said.
Ebrard called the shooting an "act of barbarism".