At least 31 killed in US weekend mass shootings

By Meg Wagner, Elise Hammond, Mike Hayes and Veronica Rocha, CNN

Updated 8:04 p.m. ET, August 6, 2019
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12:53 p.m. ET, August 5, 2019

Lindsey Graham: Judiciary committee has "reached an agreement" on red flag laws

From CNN's Lauren Fox

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said in a statement that he's reached an agreement with Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal on a federal grant program to assist "red flag" laws:

“I have reached an agreement with Senator Blumenthal to create a federal grant program to assist and encourage states to adopt ‘Red Flag’ Protection Order laws to timely intervene in situations where there is an imminent threat of violence. These grants will be given to law enforcement so they can hire and consult with mental health professionals to better determine which cases need to be acted upon. This grant program also requires robust due process and judicial review. It does allow for quick action."

Graham added he spoke to President Trump this morning on "red flag" law grants.

“I spoke with the President this morning about this proposal and he seems very supportive," Graham said.

12:49 p.m. ET, August 5, 2019

Death toll increases to 22 in El Paso shooting, medical center says

The death toll from Saturday’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, has been updated to 22 people, CEO for Del Sol Medical Center David Shimp told reporters on Monday.

An elderly woman admitted to the hospital died in the middle of the night from Sunday to Monday, and one other patient died within the past hour, as hospital officials spoke at the press conference.

12:39 p.m. ET, August 5, 2019

There have been 16 shootings with 4 or more deaths so far this year

There have been at least 16 shootings so far this year in the United States with 4 or more people killed, not including the shooter, according to a CNN analysis.

These 16 shootings have resulted in at least 101 dead and 80 wounded.

This weekend, 21 were killed in a shooting in El Paso, Texas, and at least nine more were killed in Dayton, Ohio.

12:34 p.m. ET, August 5, 2019

El Paso shooting suspect allowed visitation at detention facility

From CNN’s Bob Ortega in El Paso

El Paso shooting suspect Patrick Crusius is currently being held at the El Paso County Detention Facility in downtown El Paso, Texas, according to a sheriff’s deputy who spoke to CNN.

Crusius is allowed visitors with limited visitation windows on Saturdays and Sundays, the sheriff said.

The detention facility declined to provide a visitation list to CNN, saying it’s not a public record.

12:32 p.m. ET, August 5, 2019

UN Secretary-General condemns "terrorist attack" in El Paso

The United Nations Secretary-General "condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack" in El Paso, Texas, that killed 21 people.

A statement from the Secretary-General spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said people need to "to work together to counter violence rooted in hatred, racism, xenophobia and all forms of discrimination."

The statement also said the Secretary-General "extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and expresses his solidarity with the peoples and Governments of the United States and Mexico, from where a number of those killed and injured in the El Paso attack hailed."

Police said the suspected shooter posted a four-page document online that contained white nationalist and racist views.

12:28 p.m. ET, August 5, 2019

She worked through the deadly El Paso shooting because she has to support her family

Around El Paso, people went back to work on Monday. Car washes, restaurants and shops are open. Many employees told CNN they are hurt — but they have to work and live their lives.

Maria Amaya, 60, arrived at a meat market and restaurant in west El Paso at 5:45 a.m. She’s been cooking beans, chiles rellenos and beef entrees since then.

On Saturday, as the deadly shooting unfolded, her daughter came to the restaurant almost in tears and wanted to bring her home with her. Amaya couldn’t leave, she said: She has to work to support her family.

She struggled for more than seven hours as she tried to cook meals while trying to comfort her daughter, who waited inside the restaurant, scared to be on the streets.

“I didn’t know what to do, I just hug her and told her everything was going to be alright,” she said
11:49 a.m. ET, August 5, 2019

El Paso death toll increases by one to 21, police confirm

Another victim from from a mass shooting in El Paso died early Monday morning at the hospital, according to the El Paso Police Department.

There are now 21 people dead after a gunman opened fire in a shopping mall on Sunday.

11:41 a.m. ET, August 5, 2019

Police chief: Level of firepower that the shooter had on him is "fundamentally problematic"

Asked about about the shooter's acquisition of the firearm and the large magazines, Chief Biehl responded, "It's problematic."

"It is fundamentally problematic — to have that level of weaponry and a civilian environment, unregulated, is problematic," he said.

The gun "was modified, in essence, to function like a rifle," he confirmed.

"That much I can tell you. I'm sure you can talk to experts out there how that gets done and to avoid any legal prohibitions," he said.
11:47 a.m. ET, August 5, 2019

Police chief: Shooter's companion still hospitalized after being shot

The companion who had traveled to the Oregon District in Dayton with the shooter and the shooter's sister is still being treated in the hospital after being shot in the lower torso, according to Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl.

Biehl said "more conversation needed" with the companion to understand what the relationships were. 

At a news conference Monday, officers revised the number of people injured. There was 37 total people injured in the shooting, according to Dayton Fire Chief Jeffrey Payne. Fourteen of those people were gunshot victims. 

Eleven victims still remain hospitalized, according to Fire Chief Payne.