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Walmart Faces Lawsuit From Mexican Citizens After The El Paso Shooting

Jackie Hai/KJZZ
A Walmart storefront in Arizona.

The shooting in August inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, left eight Mexican citizens dead and eight others wounded. The supermarket chain is now facing a lawsuit. 

Ten Mexican citizens are filing a lawsuit, blaming Walmart Inc. for not taking enough measures to protect its customers. The Mexican Consulate of El Paso is backing the lawsuit. 

According to U.S. authorities, the alleged shooter said he wanted to stop a Hispanic invasion of Texas and to kill as many Mexicans as possible.

The Mexican government considers the shooting a "terrorist attack" and says it will use every resource available to avoid similar tragedies, while making sure its affected nationals get compensated.

Recently, Walmart has announced it would start regulating the sales of certain fire weapons and ammunition, while banning customers from carrying firearms on its property.

Rodrigo Cervantes was KJZZ’s bureau chief in Mexico City from 2016 to 2021.