Victim Jordan Anchondo was a 25-year old mom-of-three, her sister said. She was shot after a gunman opened fire after 10:30 a.m. inside the crowded store, killing 20 and injuring 26.
Her sister, Leta Jamrowski, 19, spoke to the AP from University Medical Center of El Paso, where Anchondo’s 2-month-old son was being treated for broken bones sustained when his mother fell.
“From the baby’s injuries, they said that more than likely my sister was trying to shield him,” Jamrowski said. “So when she got shot she was holding him and she fell on him, so that’s why he broke some of his bones. So he pretty much lived because she gave her life.”
Jamrowski said she hasn’t heard from her sister’s husband, Andre Anchondo, and worries he might be among the fatal victims.
“They said that if he were alive, more than likely he would have gotten in contact by now,” Jamrowski said.