9 Months Later, Another Victim of the El Paso Walmart Shooting Has Died
Horrible reminder that mass shootings don’t end when the media coverage fades away.
A man has died in hospital to become the 23rd victim of the Texas Walmart shooting that happened nine months ago.
Guillermo “Memo” Garcia and his wife Jessica had been fundraising for their daughter’s football team in the El Paso Walmart car park when the shooting happened on 3 August last year.
Del Sol Medical Center chief executive David Shimp said: “After a nearly nine-month fight, our hearts are heavy as we report Guillermo ‘Memo’ Garcia, our last remaining patient being treated from the El Paso shooting, has passed away.”
He added: “His courage, his strength and his story have touched many lives, including those of our caregivers, who tirelessly fought with him and for him every step of the way.
“We are grieving with his family and with our community.”
Mr Garcia’s death is the 23rd as a result of the shooting. He had been shot in the spine, according to the El Paso Times.
Another 24 people were injured, including Mrs Garcia, who suffered leg injuries and remains in a wheelchair.