Three months after a tragic mass shooting that killed 22 people and injured almost 30, the Walmart in El Paso reopened with around 3,000 customers waiting and eager to walk through the doors once again. 

The El Paso County sheriff deputies and security from Brosnan Smart Security Solutions watched on as activities resumed; Chris Acosta, the sheriff’s office spokeswoman, says that the authorities were not asked to be there for the reopening.

A department manager, Orlando Velasquez, shared that it was “a really nice feeling" for him to be back at a place he considers his home. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims.