A town of love and peace: El Pasoans support each other in wake of attack
A neighborhood, joined on both sides of the border, is stunned by the hatred that stimulated a mass shooting occasion
“I understand this example took place in other locations, however it might not occur in El Paso due to the fact that everybody here is really caring. It was stunning to me and the rest,” stated Kevin Guerrero, 24, a healthcare facility emergency clinic group leader standing at the improvised memorial for the victims of the El Paso shooting .
The shooting at a Walmart that eliminated 22 has actually surprised a town understood for its friendliness and issue for others.
“What took place is extraordinary,” stated Eliot Shapleigh, 66, an attorney and previous state senator. “It’s a disaster of historical percentages. We’re a town of love and peace.”
Shapleigh, whose forefathers got here in the border area in the mid-1840s, is a fifth-generation El Pasoan. He stated El Paso’s household ties run strong, on both sides of the border, and it’s a location where 3 generations of a household can still take a seat together for supper.
His Kern Place area is by a park that ignores El Paso and Jurez, and from that vantage, the majority of people can’t inform where one city starts and the other ends. “We are an unified neighborhood separated by a river (the Rio Grande) and a global border,” he stated.
El Pasoans discovered it amazing that it took somebody from the outdoors to come here and perform the inconceivable. A 21-year-old guy from the Dallas location equipped with a AK-47-type rifle went into a Walmart and started shooting. Twenty-two individuals, varying in age from 15 to 90, passed away from the shooting and 26 others were hurt.