EL PASO, Texas (PM) — Walmart announces it will reestablish its El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting this month, but only after the entire interior of the store is reconstructed.
Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove states the project is anticipated to take three to four months. Hargrove states the project will incorporate an on-site memorial honoring the victims of the shooting and recognizing the “binational relationship between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez” in Mexico.
Authorities state the suspected El Paso gunman, Patrick Crusius, admitted to targeting Mexicans during the Aug. 3 shooting.
Hargrove states nearly all of the 400 employees at the El Paso store have been reassigned to other nearby locations, and that the company understands reopening the store is “an important step in healing from this tragedy.”