Singer Lorenzo Méndez felt the pain that El Paso suffered after his shooting last Saturday that claimed the lives of 22 people and took advantage of a trip to the Texas city where he grew up to pay tribute to the deceased and meet with his relatives.
Méndez and his wife Chiquis Rivera moved to El Paso to comply in court with legal procedures related to the litigation with the singer's ex-wife, Claudia Galván, but they made a gap in the agenda to visit the scene, where they met some of families affected by the tragedy.
Through a video on his social networks, the ex-vocalist of La Original Banda El Limón shared his feelings about what happened and recounted his emotional visit.
“Today I had the opportunity to go to the scene. Be with my border that I love. Give my respects and condolences to affected families,”said Méndez along with a video of the memorial installed near the shopping center where the shooting occurred. "Hug people crying with us. Praying together hand in hand. People with courage, families with fear. We have been white. My city and its residents are hurt. We need a change immediately!”
Chiquis also shared her desire to live in a better world. "I wish we lived in a world without borders, without hatred, without racism," she wrote on her instagram account. "We have to do something together, for our community!"
The shootings in El Paso, and later in Dayton, Ohio, have shocked the country and pushed many celebrities to speak out and express themselves about the hatred, racism and violence that the United States suffers.