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Isaiah Vale  places flowers at a memorial honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting at Ponder Park in El Paso.
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El Pasoans remember victims of the Walmart shooting one year later

A year after the mass shooting in El Paso, where 23 people were killed at a Walmart in what was the worst attack on Latinos in modern U.S. history, we sent Tribune photographers to document a city still in mourning.

On August 3, 2019, confessed mass shooter Patrick Crusius killed 23 people at a Walmart in El Paso after driving more than 650 miles from Allen, a suburb in North Texas. A racist manifesto, allegedly written by the Crusius, who is white, described the attack as a “response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” A year later, the people of a city still racked with grief mark the anniversary with vigils, remembrances and demonstrations. Tribune photographers Briana Vargas and Joel Angel Juárez visited the community and recorded what they saw.

Ruben Alvarado, originally from Chicago and now living in El Paso, lights candles at a memorial honoring the victims of th...
Nubia Legarda, visits a memorial honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting at Ponder Park in El Paso.
A memorial honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting at Ponder Park in El Paso.
Nubia Legarda, visits a memorial honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting at Ponder Park in El Paso.
Dylan-Jade Hicks, 22, of El Paso, attends a vigil at Ponder Park to honor the victims of the Walmart Shooting.
Cars line up at The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park, El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
Cars line up at The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park, El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
The Grand Candela memorial in El Paso is a 30-foot tall obelisk to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Walmart sh...
A memorial honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting at Ponder Park in El Paso.
From left, Lisa LaFlor and Isaiah Vale, light candles during a vigil honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting.
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