How is the Cielo Vista Mall Shooting impacting people’s mental health

How is the Cielo Vista Mall Shooting impacting people’s mental health

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — On Wednesday around 5 P.M., a shooting occurred at the Cielo Vista Mall, leaving one dead and three others injured. Multiple shots were fired inside the mall’s food court, causing panic for everyone inside the mall at the time of the shooting. As police searched for the suspect, hundreds of people were stuck inside the mall for hours. The shooting occurred right next door to the Walmart, where 23 Borderland residents were killed on August 3, 2019.

With the 2019 mass shooting in mind, Wednesday’s shooting sparked a similar fear to what many experienced about four years ago. Comments on social media talked about how traumatizing, frightening, and emotional this shooting made people feel. Mental health is top of mind for victims of the recent shooting. ABC-7 will speak with mental health expert Andres Arvizu, who was there at the reunification site where families could connect back with their loved ones who were at the mall at the time of the shooting, on how this incident impacts people’s mental health.

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