Governor Greg Abbott is encouraging all flags to be lowered to half-staff for the first anniversary of the El Paso Walmart shooting. El Pasoans started honoring the 23 victims with a luminaria walk around Cleveland Square Park Thursday night. There's a digital memorial on the Digie Wall at the El Paso Museum of History and a drive-thru vigil at St. Mark's Catholic Church at 6 tonight. One year ago today 21-year-old Patrick Crusius is accused of shooting and killing 23 people in the El Paso Walmart. He told officials he was targeting Hispanic people. He faces capital murder charges.
Photo: The ‘Grand Candela’ memorial honoring victims shines at dusk in the parking lot of a Walmart in El Paso. The memorial now stands on the parking lot of that Walmart where a mass shooting took place on on August 3, 2019.