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US: El Paso Walmart reopens 3 months after mass shooting

0 15.11.2019 Инфо

M/S Memorial for August 3rd shooting near Walmart Cielo Vista, El Paso
C/U Flowers
M/S Memorial
M/S Walmart Cielo Vista reopened after August 3 shooting
W/S Walmart
M/S People walking to Walmart
W/S People walking to Walmart
M/S Walmart
M/S People walking to Walmart
M/S Walmart Pharmacy
M/S People walking to Walmart
M/S People walking to Walmart
SOT, Mayra Paez, Local (Spanish): *TRANSLATIONS TO FOLLOW*
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M/S Walmart
SOT, Norma Martinez, Local: "Because I wanted to come and support all the employees because I am sure it was very hard for a lot of them to come back to work and, even if you are a new employee, you know, just knowing what happened. I want to make sure that they feel supported."
W/S Walmart
SOT, Norma Martinez, Local: "I wanted to cry but, you know, it's hard."
M/S Walmart
M/S People in front of Walmart
SOT, Joshua Gutierrez, Local: "Right now I am like a little shaky, you know, it is a little, kind of traumatising to be here at the scene, thinking that it happened right here in this area but I am pretty sure once I go inside I am going to be comforted by the store employees."
M/S People walking to Walmart
SOT, Joshua Gutierrez, Local: "I think it [the store reopening] could have been a little bit later, it has been 103 days, as the news said, so, I don't know, it is a little too fast."
M/S People walking to Walmart
M/S Person walking to Walmart
M/S People walking to Walmart
M/S Notice sign
M/S 'El Paso Strong' sign
C/U 'El Paso Strong' sticker
M/S Stickers on rail
W/S Walmart
W/S Memorial
SCRIPT
Walmart Cielo Vista in El Paso reopened on Thursday and welcomed costumers for the first time since the August 3 shooting that left 22 killed and 24 wounded.
Employees of the store lined up inside the main entrances to welcome customers with cheers.
"I wanted to come and support all the employees because I am sure it was very hard for a lot of them to come back to work and, even if you are a new employee, you know, just knowing what happened. I want to make sure that they feel supported," said one local.
For many residents of El Paso, returning to the site of the massacre was an emotional experience, but patrons expressed their desire to support Walmart employees and the El Paso community.
"I think it [the store reopening] could have been a little bit later, it has been 103 days, as the news said, so, I don't know, it is a little too fast," added another local.
The City of El Paso moved the makeshift memorial that had been set up earlier close to its parking lot to reopen the street to traffic. Some memorial items were re-located to Ponder Park, where the public is invited to visit and bring articles. The city plans to construct a permanent memorial in the future.