El Pasoans remember victims of the Walmart shooting one year later

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.

A memorial honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting at Ponder Park in El Paso. Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune

 
Nubia Legarda, visits 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. Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune.
Nubia Legarda visits a memorial honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting at Ponder Park in El Paso. | by Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune
Nubia Legarda visits a memorial honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting at Ponder Park in El Paso. | by Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune
Dylan-Jade Hicks, 22, of El Paso, attends a vigil at Ponder Park to honor the victims of the Walmart Shooting.
Dylan-Jade Hicks, 22, of El Paso, attends a vigil at Ponder Park to honor the victims of the Walmart Shooting. Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune
Cars line up at The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
Cars line up at The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020. Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune
The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park, El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park, El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020. Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune.
Cars line up at The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
Cars line up at The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020. Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune
The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park, El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park, El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020. Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune
The Grand Candela memorial in El Paso is a 30-foot tall obelisk to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Walmart shooting.
The Grand Candela memorial in El Paso is a 30-foot tall obelisk to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Walmart shooting. Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune
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. Joel Angel Juarez
From left, Lisa LaFlor and Isaiah Vale, light candles during a vigil honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting.
From left, Lisa LaFlor and Isaiah Vale, light candles during a vigil honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting. Joel Angel Juarez

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2020/08/03/el-paso-shooting-anniversary/. The Texas Tribune is proud to celebrate 10 years of exceptional journalism for an exceptional state. Explore the next 10 years with us.

A memorial honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting at Ponder Park in El Paso. Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune

 
Nubia Legarda, visits 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. Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune.
Nubia Legarda visits a memorial honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting at Ponder Park in El Paso. | by Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune
Nubia Legarda visits a memorial honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting at Ponder Park in El Paso. | by Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune
Dylan-Jade Hicks, 22, of El Paso, attends a vigil at Ponder Park to honor the victims of the Walmart Shooting.
Dylan-Jade Hicks, 22, of El Paso, attends a vigil at Ponder Park to honor the victims of the Walmart Shooting. Joel Angel Juárez for The Texas Tribune
Cars line up at The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
Cars line up at The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020. Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune
The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park, El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park, El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020. Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune.
Cars line up at The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
Cars line up at The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020. Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune
The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park, El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020.
The Luminaria Remembrance Drive-thru vigil at Ascarate Park, El Paso. Aug. 2, 2020. Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune
The Grand Candela memorial in El Paso is a 30-foot tall obelisk to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Walmart shooting.
The Grand Candela memorial in El Paso is a 30-foot tall obelisk to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Walmart shooting. Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune
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. Joel Angel Juarez
From left, Lisa LaFlor and Isaiah Vale, light candles during a vigil honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting.
From left, Lisa LaFlor and Isaiah Vale, light candles during a vigil honoring the victims of the Walmart shooting. Joel Angel Juarez

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2020/08/03/el-paso-shooting-anniversary/. The Texas Tribune is proud to celebrate 10 years of exceptional journalism for an exceptional state. Explore the next 10 years with us.