Nearly 9 months after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, a 23 rd victim has actually died. Guillermo “Memo” Garcia died at the Del Sol Medical Center over the weekend, according to CBS affiliate KDBC-TV.
” His guts, his strength and his story have touched numerous lives, including those of our caretakers, who tirelessly battled with him and for him every action of the way. We are grieving with his household and with our community,” the medical center’s CEO David Shimp said.
Garcia and his better half Jessica had been at the Walmart on August 3 selling lemonade to raise funds for a regional soccer group for which among their children played, according to KDBC-TV. Garcia was shot twice in the leg and once in the back as he protected his two children, who were also there. Jessica had actually been shot 3 times in both legs; the couple’s kids were not struck.
” Last night at 11: 22 we lost a warrior, however acquired an angel,” Jessica said in a declaration to KDBC-TV. “He battled long and hard, with the aid of all his troops he won numerous fights however lost the war.”
” We wish to ask the community to continue to lift Memo in prayer and enable us to grief this significant loss, we are requesting for privacy throughout this time,” Garcia stated. “When the pandemic and social distancing orders pass we will have an appropriate memorial and mass, where the neighborhood can pay their respects to an El Paso warrior!”
The attack in 2015 had actually targeted Latinos at the border city in Texas. The Associated Press reported that a week after the shooting, Jessica had actually rose from her wheelchair to hold a speech across the road from the county jail where the believed gunman was being detained.
” Racism is something I always wanted to think didn’t exist. Undoubtedly, it does,” she stated.
Patrick Crusius, 21, was charged earlier this year with 90 counts under federal hate criminal offense and firearms laws for his function in the shooting authorities stated was aimed at frightening Hispanics into leaving the U.S. The Walmart is popular with consumers from close-by Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, just on the other side of the Rio Grande from El Paso.