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Here Are The Victims Of The El Paso Walmart Shooting

One mother was apparently killed while shielding her 2-month-old son.

Last updated on August 6, 2019, at 9:28 a.m. ET

Posted on August 4, 2019, at 12:06 p.m. ET

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At least 22 people were killed in a terrorist attack at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday. The dead include a mother who was holding her small son, as well as eight people from Mexico. At least 27 more were injured.

On Monday, authorities released a list naming those who died. Eight of the victims were Mexican nationals; El Paso borders Ciudad Juárez in Mexico.

"While borders may separate us, our grief transcends them," El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said in a press conference on Monday. "We are one region and we will honor every victim like they were a member of our community."

Here is what we know so far about the victims:

Jordan Anchondo

Jordan Anchondo, 25, was shot to death while apparently shielding her 2-month-old son, according to the Associated Press, who spoke with Anchondo's sister, Leta Jamrowski, in the waiting room of the University Medical Center of El Paso.

Anchondo was shopping for school supplies when she was shot, Jamrowski, 19, said. Jamrowski said her 2-month-old nephew was being treated for broken bones and was injured when his mother fell on him while trying to protect him.

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"From the baby’s injuries, they said that more than likely, my sister was trying to shield him," Jamrowski told the AP. "So when she got shot, she was holding him and she fell on him, so that’s why he broke some of his bones. So he pretty much lived because she gave her life."

Andre Anchondo

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Jordan Anchondo's husband, Andre, was also killed in the shooting. His death was confirmed Sunday night by Jordan Anchondo's grandfather, John Jamrowski, the AP reported.

Benjamin Thompson, a friend of Anchondo's, told BuzzFeed News via Twitter that the couple had "just started life together (got married last year) and had so many plans for their life."

My heart is so fucking torn right now. Jordan gave her life protecting her child. I hope you are resting easy in knowing you saved your baby boy. I am praying you are in recovery, Andre. My heart goes out to you. All of El Paso is here for you and those beautiful babies.

Benjamin Thompson

"He was building them a home that they could all live in comfortably. He had actually just finished building the home (with his own two hands nonetheless) recently. He was ... such a strong and hard worker. Nothing came before his family," Thompson said.

Thompson said he and Anchondo had "rekindled" their friendship about a year ago and often talked about their families and fatherhood.

"I remember the day he told me he was expecting his boy," he said. "There was no happier moment in his life and you could tell. What happened to their new beautiful family is devastating."

Arturo Benavides

Jacklin Luna

A niece of Arturo Benavides' confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Sunday that her uncle was one of the people killed in the shooting.

Jacklin Luna

Jacklin Luna described her uncle as "a strong-willed, caring, giving, and special person." She said he was an Army veteran and was well-known in the community as a bus driver for Sun Metro for years.

Luna said her uncle was very involved in his family and their lives, always asking "about school, work, and our lives with love."

"He was the person to always give a helping hand, a home to stay, and a meal," she said. "He loved each and every one of us in our own ways. Loved oldies on a Sunday morning, sitting out on his chair in the front porch with his dog Milo at his feet."

Luna was one of many family members who posted to social media on Saturday and Sunday searching for Benavides, called "Turi" or "Tury" by different relatives.

Another niece of Benavides's, named Samantha, tweeted that her uncle and aunt were shopping together when the shooting began, and got separated. His wife was able to escape.

Angie Englisbee

Jacob Hallberg

Angie Englisbee was described by her grandson Jacob Hallberg as "the hero of our family."

Hallberg told BuzzFeed News that after his grandfather died of a heart attack at age 38, Englisbee had to find a job and take care of their seven kids alone. He said she "raised seven successful great children on her own," including his mother, Edie Hallberg.

"She worked hard her entire life and was a very devout Catholic," he said.

Edie Hallberg raced to the Walmart to try to find her mother and gave emotional interviews at the scene.

She told local media her brother had spoken with Englisbee earlier and she had been in the checkout line at the store.

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Edie Hallberg

Jacob Hallberg told BuzzFeed News he first heard what was going on when he saw his mother on the news.

"The videos online of her complete anguish were too much to bear," he said.

Hallberg requested that those in the El Paso area light a candle for his grandmother at St. Raphael's church in her memory.

Javier Rodriguez

We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of one of our students. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with his parents and family. School counselors are available to support and comfort our students and staff. #WEARECLINTISD #WEAREELPASOSTRONG https://t.co/s99sieGte8

The death of Javier Rodriguez, 15, was confirmed on Twitter by the school district where he had just finished his freshman year.

A spokesperson for the Clint Independent School District told the El Paso Times that Rodriguez had attended Horizon High School this past year, but his family had planned on moving him to a new school to start his sophomore year.

The school is planning a vigil Monday.

Rodriguez's older sister Adelei spent most of Saturday and Sunday begging everyone to help search for her brother on Twitter. On Sunday night, she tweeted that the family had learned her brother had died.

"I lost my everything, my best friend," she wrote.

Thank you so much for all the love and messages. I haven’t had time to reply to all and i know you guys keep asking about him. Today we were informed that my brother did not survive the shooting. I lost my everything, my best friend.

Leo Campos and Maribel Hernandez

Via facebook.com

Leo Campos and Maribel Hernandez went to the Walmart after they dropped off their dog at a groomer, according to Hernandez's brother, who spoke to KFOX-TV. Her brother knew something was awry when he was called by the groomer and found out the couple had not picked up their dog. He was later notified that Campos and Hernandez had died in the shooting Sunday night.

The Texas American Federation of Teachers identified Campos on Facebook as an alumnus of the organization and said he had been killed. They expressed their "sincere condolences for his family during this difficult time."

Dozens of people posted comments on Facebook expressing condolences and writing up memories they had of Campos.

"You were without a doubt one of my favorite students ever. Always positive, energetic, and a great friend to all the students. ❤️ May you Rest In Peace. Praying for all your family," wrote Linda Soto.

"My deepest condolences to all your family Leo...I still can't believe it..you were such an awesome coworker. I will dearly miss you 😭💔😥🙏," wrote Erica Molina.

David Johnson

CNN

David Johnson was among those shot to death, his niece told KFOX.

The father, husband, uncle and grandfather died while protecting his wife and his 9-year-old granddaughter, said his niece.

Speaking to CNN, Johnson's family described him as a "hero" and "the best dad."

"I could've lost my daughter," his daughter, Stephanie Melendez, said. "I was so close to losing her, but because of him, she's still here."

Jorge Calvillo García

The 61-year-old died shielding his granddaughter Emily from bullets, Jorge's nephew, Raul Ortega, told KFOX14.

García was visiting his son Luis Calvillo, who was also shot and injured, and is from Torreón, Mexico, according to Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard.

Calvillo and Emily were outside of the Walmart when shooting began, raising funds for a soccer team that Calvillo coaches.

María Eugenia Legarreta Rothe

The 58-year-old from Chihuahua, Mexico, was in El Paso to pick up her daughter from the airport, Telediaro Juárez reported. Legarreta Rothe stopped at Walmart before meeting her daughter when shooting broke out and she was killed.

Elsa Mendoza Márquez

Family members described her as a beloved sister, wife, and mother, who would be remembered for the joy and love she gave to those around her.

Mendoza Márquez lived in and worked as a teacher in Juárez, El Diario reported, and she had family members on both sides of the border. On the day of the shooting, she had gone to Walmart with her husband and son, who waited for her in the car, Milenio reported.

Gloria Irma Marquez

The 61-year-old was originally from Juárez, Telediario Juárez reported. She was remembered as a mother of four and a grandmother, and a Gofundme page was collecting donations for her family.

Maria and Raul Flores

The couple, both 77 years old, were identified on Monday.

Alexander Gerhard Hoffman

The 66-year-old was a German national, authorities said.

Luis Alfonzo Juarez

The 90-year-old man was the oldest victim of the shooting.

Margie Reckard

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Margie Reckard was 63 years old. On Monday, her partner of 22 years, Antonio Basco, visited a memorial for victims and held a cross with her name.

“I’ve been lost. I’m like a puppy run away from its momma. She took care of me,” he told Reuters. “But my wife, she’d say get up off your rear end and grow up. Because now I’ve got to take care of the bills, take care of the cat.”

Sara Esther Regalado and Adolfo Cerros Hernández

The couple in their 60s were from Mexico, and a family member remembered them as loving and generous.

Ivan Manzano

The 46-year-old was from Juárez, according to Mexico's foreign minister.

Teresa Sanchez

The 82-year-old woman was from Mexico, authorities said.

Juan de Dios Velázquez Chairez

The 77-year-old was originally from Zacatecas, Mexico.

He was retired and had been living in El Paso for two years, his hometown newspaper Zacatecas En Imagen reported. He and his wife had been doing their weekly shopping at Walmart when shooting broke out, the newspaper was reported. Juan de Dios was killed, and his wife was injured.

This post will be updated as we learn more about the shooting victims. Check back for updates and follow BuzzFeed News on Twitter.‏

CORRECTION

Antonio Basco's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this post.


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