New Details in Deadly Mass Shooting in El Paso
EL PASO - The country is rallying behind two cities, both impacted by deadly mass shootings.
The death toll today in El Paso rose to 22.
A Valley native among them.
Authorities revealed the suspected gunman cased the Wal-mart before the shooting.
Police say the gunman drove over 10 hours to El Paso.
He walked around El Paso and then went to Walmart because he was hungry.
He ate, and according to police he opened fire killing 22 people.
The gunman gave himself up without a fight.
Police say he also turned over most of the evidence they have against him.
The weapon was bought legally near Sallas.
On Monday night, the conversation at a vigil was about healing, moving forward.
We spoke to one of the classmates of 15-year-old Javier Amir Rodriguez, who was one of the 22 victims.
heshared his message with the gunman.
“I want to leave a message to the shooter. Make you notice that you took one of us that had a lot of future. And may he make you change the way you think. God bless”, said Gael Ramirez.
Students hugged the family who no longer can embrace their child.
Community leaders spoke at the vigil and said they're tired of kids being taken from them.
There are more planned meetings about addressing the events of the shooting here in El Paso.
The city confirmed today they are expecting the president to visit on Wednesday.