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Jordan Anchondo, husband Andre among those murdered in El Paso

by Kristen Timbrook - The Oregon Herald Sunday August 4, 2019    9:37 PM

Among the 20 people shot to death by a young gunman in crowded El Paso, Texas, shopping area Saturday. A 25-year-old woman and her husband was shot while holding her 2-month-old son, her sister said.

Jordan and Andre Anchondo were killed in the El Paso shooting while shopping for school supplies Ms Anchondo's sister said her two-month-old nephew was being treated for broken bones — the result of his mother's fall Mexico's President has revealed that three Mexicans were among those killed in the attack Leta Jamrowski, 19, of El Paso, learned Saturday afternoon (local time) that her sister, Jordan Anchondo, 25, had been shot and killed at Walmart while shopping for back-to-school supplies earlier in the day.

Ms Jamrowski spoke as she paced across a waiting room at the University Medical Centre of El Paso, where her two-month-old nephew was being treated for broken bones — the result of his mother's fall.

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

"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."

n the hospital lobby, Mexican consular officials tracked the wounded and missing. El Paso, which has about 680,000 residents, is in West Texas and sits across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

El Paso, a city of about 680,000 residents, is in West Texas and sits across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in the state of Chihuahua.

Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said three Mexicans were killed in the shooting.

He tweeted on Saturday that he sent "condolences to the families of the victims, both American and Mexican".

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said six Mexicans also were wounded in the shooting, including 45-year-old Mario de Alba Montes, 44-year-old Olivia Mariscal Rodriguez and 10-year-old Erika de Alba Mariscal.

Mr Ebrard said the man and woman were from Chihuahua.

He said the other three wounded Mexicans, whose names were not given, were two men and a woman from Torreon, in Coahuila state, and Ciudad Juarez.

Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate and an El Paso native, held a news conference on a street corner opposite the hospital as the sun set, recounting his visit with wounded victims, including a woman who had a bullet pass through her lungs.

"I told them that I am so amazed at how strong they are," the former US congressman said.

Photo: Jordan Anchondo and her husband Andre were killed in the El Paso shooting.
Photo 2: ordan and Andre Anchondo were killed in the El Paso shooting while shopping for school supplies.
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