KTEP - El Paso, Texas

Hate Crimes

Young voter
Angela Kocherga / KTEP News

EL PASO -- Social justice, racism, and hate crimes have become hot-button issues on the presidential campaign trail and debate stage.  Voters in predominantly Latino El Paso are paying attention. They know the horror and heartache caused by a hate crime.  This August marked a year since a gunman from North Texas traveled to border city and went on a shooting rampage inside a Walmart.

Little Girl at Walmart Memorial
Angela Kocherga / KTEP News

KTEP's Angela Kocherga hosts an hour special marking the first anniversary of the August 3rd mass shooting. Stories focus on remembering  lives lost and include a remarkable reunion of survivors who have not seen each other since that day. Also a look at how El Paso has demonstrated resilience time and time again, an update on the criminal case and what the mass shooting might mean for the presidential election. We check in with mental health counselor Celeste Nevarez about coping with trauma.