Heroic mom died shielding her son from El Paso Walmart shooter

Heroic mom died shielding her son from El Paso Walmart shooter

A heroic 25-year-old woman has been praised after allegedly sacrificing her own life in order to protect her baby son from bullets shot by gunman Patrick Crusius during the Cielo Vista Mall shooting in El Paso, Texas, the Daily Mail has reported.

Jordan Anchondo has been identified as one of the 20 victims of the terrorist rampage who died this weekend when 21-year-old Patrick Crusius opened fire on terrified shoppers at a Walmart branch in the Cielo Vista Mall.

Jordan's sister has since told reporters at the University Medical Center of El Paso that Jordan fell on top of her two-month-old when Crusius opened fire. Her child is currently being treated in the hospital.

Jamrowski told The Associated Press that the baby suffered a few broken bones as a result of Jordan falling on top of him as she attempted to shield him from the onslaught. She went on to explain how the two-month-old is alive only thanks to his mom's selfless actions.

Police stand guard outside the site of the El Paso shootings. Credit: Getty

Jamrowski also added that she fears her brother-in-law, and the baby's father, Andre Anchondo is one of the unidentified victims, as she has lost contact with him.

According to the Mass Shooter Tracker, as a result of this horrific massacre, the number of mass shooting events to occur in the United States in 2019 has now climbed to 291. The Walmart shooting is now the eighth-worst mass shooting event in American history. 

Crusius has been arrested by police officers, and the FBI is investigating whether the shooting was an act of racist terrorism, after they discovered a 'manifesto' belonging to him, in which claimed that the attack was targeted genocide against the local Hispanic community.

Commenting on the atrocity, President Donald Trump tweeted: "Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act."

The president added: "There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people. Melania and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the great people of Texas."