Apr 27, 2020 - Health

Death toll from last year's El Paso Walmart shooting rises to 23

A woman touches a cross at a makeshift memorial for victims outside Walmart, near the scene of a mass shooting
A makeshift memorial for the mass shootings victims in El Paso, Texas, last August. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A soccer coach wounded in a mass shooting outside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, has died of his injuries almost nine months after the attack.

The big picture: Guillermo "Memo" Garcia had been treated in Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso since the Aug. 3 shooting, the hospital confirmed in a statement to news outlets Sunday. His death brings the number of people killed in the attack to 23. Most of the victims were Latino. A 21-year-old man from Allen, Texas, faces a capital murder trial and was charged with "90 counts of federal hate crimes" in February, per Reuters.

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