The death toll from a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso rose to 21 people on Monday. It was one of two weekend shooting sprees that prompted US President Donald Trump to condemn white supremacy.
Texas prosecutors charged a man with capital murder for the massacre in the heavily Hispanic border city that initially claimed 20 lives. After another victim died in hospital on Monday morning, the total rose to 21, El Paso Police said on Twitter.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Saturday’s rampage appeared to be a hate crime and federal prosecutors called it domestic terrorism, Reuters reports.
Police cited a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto posted online shortly before the shooting, which they attributed to the suspect, Patrick Crusius, as evidence that the bloodshed was racially motivated.