El Paso, TX (KTSM)— A vigil to honor the life of August 3 shooting victim Guillermo ‘Memo’ Garcia was led by the Garcia Family and Abundant Living Faith Center near Del Sol Medical Center Monday evening. Garcia died almost nine months after the mass shooting late Saturday night.
Gospel music flooded the air as dozens of cars filled the vigil. Jessica Garcia, Memo’s wife, reminded the community Memo was not lost.
“I told my kids that we did not lose him, we just gained an angel, now we need to make him proud the way he made us proud,” said Garcia.
Friends explained Memo was the embodiment of a true El Pasoan.
“He was a family man and I think that embodies the true El Paso spirit and that’s who he was,” said family friend Andres Rico. “I think that why people were drawn to him and hearing his story and just being able to put up the fight that he did,” he said.
FC Locomotive team member Omar Salgado left a message for the Garcia family. “We’ve all got your back; this is something we’ll all suffer through and push through, but in hopes come out stronger,” Salgado explained.
Garcia is now the 23rd Walmart mass shooting victim to have died due to injuries.
The news of Garcia’s death came after EP Fusion Coach Luis Calvillo announced it in a Facebook post.
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