Big turnout for El Paso shooting victim's memorial service

Posted at 4:14 PM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-17 17:14:59-04

EL PASO, Tx — There was an overwhelming turnout at a memorial service on Friday night for one of the victims of that massacre at an El Paso, Texas Walmart.

A line of stranger stretching four blocks arrived hoping to hug a man named Antonio Basco.

Basco lost his wife Margie Reckard in the Walmart massacre.

When I came time to plan her funeral, he was worried that no one would show up, so funeral director Harrison Johnson invited everyone on a Facebook post.

"He represents what this community is all about and that's about caring for one another." said Johnson. "It's very emotional just seeing us all here and supporting him."

This will be the last funeral for the 22nd victim of a tragedy that rocked this community to its core.