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1/ This is Andre Anchondo.

Here, he is holding his new born son.

Andre and his wife Jordan died this weekend protecting their son from a mass murderer in El Paso.

#ElPaso #ElPasoShooting

bit.ly/2MEu9F9 via @washingtonpost
@washingtonpost 2/ Jordan, 25 and Andre, 24, were among now 21 victims killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at a Walmart and shopping center in El Paso, leaving their infant son without parents as they died protecting him. bit.ly/2MEu9F9
@washingtonpost 3/ The Anchondos had just dropped their oldest daughter off at cheerleading practice when they pulled into the Walmart parking lot.

It was a busy day for them. Their daughter was having a birthday party, turning 6, so they needed party decorations. bit.ly/2MEu9F9
@washingtonpost 4/ Then came the gunfire.

Family members said they believe Andre died trying to shield his wife and son from the gunfire.

“He pretty much lived because she gave her life.”

@washingtonpost 5/ Jordan’s aunt told @CNN that when the baby was “pulled from under her body,” his mother’s blood was still on him.

The baby, named Paul, suffered only broken fingers.

He is now at home recovering. bit.ly/2MEu9F9
@washingtonpost @CNN 6/ The couple’s children, namely their oldest daughter awaiting her sixth birthday party, doesn't understand.

“Their oldest keeps asking for her mom and dad." bit.ly/2MEu9F9
@washingtonpost @CNN 7/7 The El Paso Community Foundation is accepting funds to help the families of those affected by the #ElPasoShooting here. payments.epcf.org/victims
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