A community, united on both sides of the border, is shocked by the hatred that stimulated a mass photographing event
” I know this kind of thing have taken place in other residences, but it could not happen in El Paso because everyone here is very caring. It was scandalizing to me and the rest ,” said Kevin Guerrero, 24, a hospital emergency room team leader standing at the improvised memorial for the victims of the El Paso shooting.
The shooting at a Walmart that killed 22 has scandalized a town known for its friendliness and concern for others.
” What happened is unprecedented ,” said Eliot Shapleigh, 66, a lawyer and onetime mood senator.” It’s a tragedy of historical ratios. We’re a city of love and peace .”
Shapleigh, whose predecessors arrived in the border region in the mid-1 840 s, is a fifth-generation El Pasoan. He said El Paso’s family ties range strong, on both sides of the border, and it’s a place where three generations of a family can still sit down together for dinner.
His Kern Place neighborhood is by a ballpark that overlooks El Paso and Juarez, and from that vantage, most people can’t tell where one city begins and the other missions.” We are a united society separated by a creek( the Rio Grande) and an international border ,” he said.
El Pasoans encountered it stunning that it made person from the outside to come here and carry out the unimaginable. A 21 -year-old man from the Dallas area armed with a AK-4 7-type rifle participated a Walmart and began filming. Twenty-two people, arraying in age from 15 to 90, died as a result of the gunfire and 26 others were injured.