Texas News

Memorial for victims of El Paso shooting begins

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A memorial for the people killed in a mass shooting in El Paso is under way.

Thousands of people attended the event at a baseball stadium in downtown El Paso that featured 22 luminarias, one light for each of the victims.

Addressing the crowd, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said: "Hate will never overcome our love. Hate will never overcome who we are."

He added:  "We are a bilingual family ... We are successful because of our people. There is nowhere in North America like El Paso-Juárez."

The man charged with the shootings is believed to have posted an anti-immigrant rant online and told police he targeted Mexicans.


(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Crossroads Region News

Stay In the Know