Last Hospitalized Victim Of The Wal Mart Shooting Has Died
Guillermo "Memo" Garcia died at Del Sol Medical Center.
Almost 9 months after that tragic day, the last person shot August 3rd and still hospitalized, has passed away. His wife, Jessica, gave our news partner KVIA the following statement:
"Last night at 11:22 we lost a warrior but gained an angel. He fought long and hard, with the help of all his troops he won many battles but lost the war. I would like to thank the community for all the love, support, and prayers. On behalf of the Garcia family we would like to give the community the opportunity to pay their respects but due to the current circumstances we feel that right now is not the right time. We would like to ask the community to continue to lift Memo in prayer and allow us to grief this tremendous loss, we are asking for privacy during this time. When the pandemic and social distancing orders pass we will have a proper memorial and mass where the community can pay their respects to an El Paso warrior!" - KVIA
This brings the total number of lives lost in the Wal Mart shooting to 23. Mr. Garcia was at the Wal-Mart that day assisting with a charity drive and was shot multiple times. A memorial service is planned for tonight, at 7:30, in the Del Sol parking lot at 10175 Gateway Blvd West. Those attending are asked to remain in their vehicles due to the COVID 19 pandemic.