El Paso Strong: A Visual Story Of How A City Came Together After Tragedy


David Moreno

A makeshift memorial stood for weeks behind the Walmart on Cielo Vista where 23 people were gunned down on Aug. 3, 2019.

Daniel Ornelas, Adviser

One year after a gunman shot and killed 23 people at a Walmart in East-Central El Paso, the city continues its healing process. Strength in a time of vulnerability became the rallying cause.

The victims killed and injured in the mass shooting included U.S. and Mexican nationals in what is being called a hate crime as outlined in a manifesto, allegedly written by the shooter, Patrick Crusius. El Paso shares the border with Ciudad Juarez and on Aug. 3, 2019, both cities shared the grief consumed by the hateful act.

The following names are of the victims who lost their life after the shooting:

Andre Anchondo

Jordan Anchondo

Arturo Benavides

Leornardo Campos

Maribel Hernandez

Angelina Englisbee

Maria Flores

Raul Flores

Guillermo “Memo” Garica

Jorge Calvillo Garcia

Adolfo Cerros Hernandez

Sara Esther Regalado

Alexander Gerhard Hoffman

David Johnson

Luis Alfonso Juarez

Maria Eugenia Lagarreta Rothe

Ivan Filiberto Manzano

Elsa Mendoza Marquez

Gloria Irma Marquez

Margie Reckard

Javier Rodriguez

Teresa Sanchez De Freitas

Juan Velasquez