Shooting in Texas’ Walmart store: Toll touches 22

Shooting in Texas’ Walmart store: Toll touches 22

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Washington, Aug 6 : With two more victims succumbing, the toll in the mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, mounted 22 on Monday, police said.

Altogether 31 people were killed in two separate back-to-back shootings in Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump would visit Texas on Wednesday.
El Paso, Texas, Mayor Dee Margo told reporters on Monday that the President will visit the city on Wednesday, even as several prominent Democrats indirectly blamed the president for Saturday's mass shooting there -- with some warning him, in frank terms, to stay away, Fox news reported.

The Mayor added that Mr Trump had called him and was 'very gracious' and offered any support necessary.

In a separate shooting, at least nine people were killed and 16 injured in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday morning.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat, told reporters that she had not received any call' about a presidential visit as of late Monday, and didn't have more details. Texas prosecutors charged the 21-year-old accused with capital murder for killing more than 20 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.

In Ohio, the gunman was killed by the responding police officer. (UNI)