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USA: El Paso shooting eyewitness recalls moment of terror

United States, El Paso
August 08, 2019 at 23:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Susie Morales, a Sears employee a the Cielo Vista shopping mall, has been heralded as a hero for saving several people's live during the El Paso shooting last weekend.

She recalled the moment of horror at a makeshift memorial nearby on Thursday.

"We saw the people running in, scared, sweating, crying and screaming," Morales remembered.

Immediately, she was ordered to go into lockdown, protecting those inside the store in an armoured room used to store cash.

An emotional Morales said she still regrets not being able to save everyone: "I feel bad that I couldn't let a lot of people in. I had to lock the door."

A total of 22 people were killed in the El Paso shooting, which is being treated as a hate crime. The main suspect is thought to have written a manifesto online stating that: "this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas".

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Susie Morales, a Sears employee a the Cielo Vista shopping mall, has been heralded as a hero for saving several people's live during the El Paso shooting last weekend.

She recalled the moment of horror at a makeshift memorial nearby on Thursday.

"We saw the people running in, scared, sweating, crying and screaming," Morales remembered.

Immediately, she was ordered to go into lockdown, protecting those inside the store in an armoured room used to store cash.

An emotional Morales said she still regrets not being able to save everyone: "I feel bad that I couldn't let a lot of people in. I had to lock the door."

A total of 22 people were killed in the El Paso shooting, which is being treated as a hate crime. The main suspect is thought to have written a manifesto online stating that: "this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas".

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