El Paso shooting: Army veteran, hero mom identified among 20 victims

El Paso shooting: Army veteran, hero mom identified among 20 victims

- An army veteran, a grandmother and hero mother were among 20 victims of the El Paso shooting

- Victims of the incident shared their last moments with their loved ones before their death

- The army veteran was with his wife, the hero mother protected her baby, the grandmother spoke with her son before she was shot

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An army veteran, a grandmother and hero mother who protected her child, were among victims of the Saturday’s, August 3, shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

Aurturo Benavides, aged 60, was shopping with his wife when the shooting started. The wife escaped but he was not so lucky, Daily Mail reports.

Family members of the veteran said they were heartbroken, adding that he is a person who was strong-willed and caring and a special person.

The hero mom, Jordan Anchondo, aged 25, was killed in the incident while trying to protect her two-month-old son from bullets.

It should be noted that the baby suffered some injuries as he broke some bones when his mother fell on him while trying to protect the boy.

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“From the baby's injuries, they said that more than likely my sister was trying to shield him.

“So when she got shot she was holding him and she fell on him, so that's why he broke some of his bones. He pretty much lived because she gave her life,” Jamrowski, her sister, said.

Angie Englishee, an 86-year-old grandmother, was also killed in the shooting. Her son, Will Englishee, said that she called him while she was being held hostage during the shooting.

The incident was described as one of the most deadly in the history of shooting in Texas by Governor Greg Abbott.

The police are currently looking into the matter to see if the crime, which happened very close to the US-Mexico border, is as result of hate crime.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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