The Walmart in El Paso, where 22 people were killed in a shooting back in August reopens today. The store has been renovated, and a memorial is under construction at the site.
It was on August 3 that the alleged gunman drove 10 hours from his Dallas suburb to El Paso to target Mexicans in an attack. He opened fire in what’s known here as the Mexican Walmart, a store close to the border that caters to shoppers from both sides of the Rio Grande. That Saturday morning, many here were stocking up on back-to-school supplies, and the attack stunned this community. Deborah Anchondo’s younger brother, Andre, was killed inside the Walmart, along with his wife, Jordan. Their 2-month-old son survived.