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Emergency Alert System was delayed during El Paso’s Walmart shooting; why it took 77 minutes

Madeline Ottilie, KVIA

EL PASO, Texas — No matter how you were affected, you probably remember where you were on August 3rd, the morning an active shooter entered the Cielo Vista Walmart and took 22 lives.

“I remember our phones going off with alerts from the police saying to stay clear of the area,” said El Paso resident Jennifer Gurrola.

“It was just crazy to hear that people that are not even here in El Paso had to notify me,” said El Pasoan Kaitlyn Deguire.


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