‘Strong’ after shooting, El Paso now vulnerable to virus

  • This May 7, 2020 photo shows an “El Paso Strong” mural painted in the wake of the Aug. 3, 2019 shooting by artists Gabe Vasquez and Justin Martinez in El Paso, Texas. The star painted in the mural’s letters can be seen at night in the Franklin Mountains in the background.(AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

EL PASO, Texas — Inked on skin and hashtagged on social media, the words “El Paso Strong” united city residents after a mass shooting at a Walmart last year.