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As Walmart reopens, El Pasoans are still grappling with mass shooting's aftermath

The store where a gunman killed nearly two dozen people and shot dozens more in August opened its doors Thursday, setting off a wave of mixed emotions in a community still grieving.

Flanked by security, workers at the Cielo Vista Walmart prepare for the store to reopen.
A temporary monument for the victims of the August 3rd mass shooting at WalMart has been constructed by the city of El Paso at Ponder Park.
The reopening of the Cielo Vista Walmart was an emotional moment for many in attendance — including employees.

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