Death toll in El Paso mass shooting rises to 22

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EL PASO, Texas (WRIC) —

UPDATE: The death toll in the El Paso, Texas mass shooting is now at 22, Del Sol Medical Center said Monday afternoon.

UPDATE: Police said Monday morning that the number of fatalities in Saturday morning’s shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas has risen to 21.

“Sad to report that the number of fatalities increased by one. Victim passed early this morning at the hospital,” the police department tweeted.

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. – KTSM have confirmed the identity of the suspect in police custody as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius from Allen, Texas.

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ABC News is reporting as many as 18 people were killed and dozens more were injured in the shooting Saturday morning. The wounded ranged in age from 2 to 82 years old.

UPDATE: 3:22 p.m. – A spokesperson with University Medical Center (UMC), the county’s only level 1 trauma center, says they received 13 total patients related to today’s Cielo Vista Walmart shooting.

Two children were also received and transferred to El Paso Children’s Hospital, which is attached to UMC.

“We do not have a status for all patients to report at this time. Families of victims are arriving at UMC and are being assisted by UMC staff and counselors. “This is a terrible tragedy and we are doing everything possible to treat and care for the victims and assist their families,” said Jacob Cintron, UMC President & CEO. 

A UMC spokesperson says they will be providing a media update at 4 p.m. MST.

In total, between Del Sol and University Medical Center, 24 patients including two children.

UPDATE: KTSM confirms that 18 people were shot inside the Walmart. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

El Paso Police and multiple other law enforcement agencies are responding to a shooting at the Walmart an active shooter situation.

El Paso Police department said the scene is still active.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates.

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