More Lives Lost After Mass Shooting

A few more victims of the mass shooting that occurred Saturday in El Paso died, Monday morning. The deaths of these victims raised the number of deaths in the massacre to 22, officials said. The Mass is one of the deadliest in current U.S History  The shooting occurred at a Walmart Saturday morning at 11 AM. 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius, supposedly opened fire in the store, killing at least 20 and injuring 26 initially. Hospital officials and Police proclaimed that two additional people who got injured in the attack passed away Monday morning.

The Walmart was almost at capacity at the time of the firing. A few hundred shoppers inside along with a hundred employees during the hectic back-to-school season. Crusius was brought in and booked on capital murder charges. Sunday Authorities said the transgressions he is accused of are undergoing investigation for terrorism. They’re also looking into whether hate crime charges upon Crusius are suitable. The District Attorney for El Paso, Jaime Esparza said his agency would seek the death penalty against the defendant. “The loss of life is tremendous; we certainly have never seen this in our community. We are a very safe community,” he told reporters at a news conference on Sunday. “We pride ourselves on the fact that we’re so safe, and certainly this community is rocked, shocked, and saddened by what has happened here yesterday.”

A different shooting, moments later, a gunman wearing a disguise, bulletproof vest, and earplugs was carrying a rifle that is able of holding at least a hundred rounds. Outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio the gunman opened-fire and murdered nine people and 27 others were wounded. A few of the victims in the shooting have been identified. One victim was a 60-year-old man at the self-checkout line, and his wife was in the bathroom. A 15-year-old boy who was about to start the10th grade was in the range of fire along with several Mexican citizens. A mother with three children used her body to shield her 2-year-old son that was with her from gunfire. She, along with her husband, was fatally shot.

The Mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo said the city’s Hispanic population played a role in why the community had been chosen.”We are the largest U.S. city on the Mexican border,” he said. “Our region is a population inclusive of what is Mexico and southern New Mexico of two and a half million people. El Paso is 84 percent Hispanic, to begin with.” The only information released was that Police said detectives were investigating a manifesto. One that may have been written by the suspect and that symbolized a “nexus to a hate crime,” but additional information was not immediately apparent.

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