El Paso shooting

Mass murder in El Paso: Images from a day of terror and grief

The world again turned its eyes to Texas after a gunman killed 20 and injured 26 more at an El Paso Walmart. Photographers were on the scene instantly, stayed through the night, and they’re back today. Here is some of their work.

Mourners take part in a vigil Saturday night near the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. after the mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart.

El Paso shooting

More than 20 people were killed in an Aug. 3, 2019, shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso. The gunman was arrested and charged with capital murder for the shooting in El Paso, which is recovering from what federal law enforcement has classified as an act of domestic terrorism. 

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On Saturday, a gunman walked into a Walmart on El Paso's east side during the back-to-school shopping season and opened fire in the crowded store. The suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius of Allen — a North Texas city more than 650 miles away — was arrested without incident, according to police. Photographers were there in the immediate aftermath, and continue to document a city stunned by violence.

Showing their hands to police, shoppers evacuate Cielo Vista Mall after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso on August 3, 2019.
WalMart employees comfort one another after an active shooter opened fire at the WalMart at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso Saturday.
Abandoned shopping carts outside of a side exit at the Walmart after the shooting.
Police near the scene of a mass shooting at a WalMart in El Paso on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
A heavy police presence near the scene of a mass shooting at a WalMart in El Paso on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
Police near the scene of a mass shooting at a WalMart in El Paso on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
Police near the scene of a mass shooting at a WalMart in El Paso on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
A police officer secures the perimeter outside the Walmart.
A woman is seen crying after leaving the family reunification center at MaCarthur Elementary, Saturday, August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Families were told to go to the center to get information about their missing family from the Walmart shooting. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
A police unit is seen at the back entrance to the Walmart where a gunman opened fire on back-to-school shoppers, Saturday, August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
Parishioners are seen during a candlelight vigil at a Catholic church, Saturday, August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
A man and woman embrace as Nadra Alvarez and her mother Angelina Alvarez pray after a candlelight vigil at a Catholic church, Saturday, August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
Nadra Alvarez, left, and her mother Angelina Alvarez pray after a candlelight vigil at a Catholic church, Saturday, August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
Scene from the Walmart where a gunman opened fire on back-to-school shoppers, Saturday, August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott prays after a vigil at a Catholic church as El Paso Mayor Dee Margo stands in the back, Saturday, August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott embraces a woman after a candlelight vigil at a Catholic church, Saturday, August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
On Saturday night, mourners gathered for a vigil near the border fence between Mexico and the U.S.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is seen at the site of a mass shooting where 20 people lost their lives at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, U.S. August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke embraces Patricia Olivera a relative of one of the survivors at the site of a mass shooting where 20 people lost their lives at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, U.S. August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
The Allen home of alleged mass shooter Patrick Crusius after members of the Allen police department and the FBI gathered evidence for their investigation. Allen is in North Texas, more than 650 miles from El Paso.
El Pasoans wait hours Sunday, August, 4, 2019 at an east El Paso, Texas United Blood Services to donate blood following Saturday        s mass shooting at a Walmart in east El Paso. 4 Blood Donations After Mass ShootingEl Pasoans wait hours Sunday, August, 4, 2019 at an east El Paso, Texas United Blood Services to donate blood following SaturdayaTMs mass shooting at a Walmart in east El Paso.
People place flowers at the site of a mass shooting where 20 people lost their lives at a Walmart in El Paso, on August 4, 2019.
On Sunday, friends, family members, and strangers comfort each other at a family reunification site set up at MacArthur Elementary-Intermediate School in El Paso.
A shrine near the Walmart where 20 people lost their lives to a mass murderer.