Items at makeshift memorial for El Paso Walmart mass shooting to be archived

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In this Aug. 12, 2019 photo, mourners visit the makeshift memorial near the Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting that police are investigating as a terrorist attack targeting Latinos. The flags show the nationalities of those killed in the attack, including a German man who lived in nearby Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. On Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, Walmart said it plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting, but the entire interior of the building will first be rebuilt. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The makeshift memorial that resides near the El Paso Walmart where 22 people were killed and 24 others were injured will be removed from the site.

This is according to District 1 City Council rep. Peter Svarzbein, who released the information on a Facebook post.

The items, which include paintings, flags and 22 handmade wooden crosses, will be archived, but it’s unknown where the items will be placed, Svarzbein said.

City leaders are currently working on a more permanent memorial for the Aug. 3 victims.

Svarzbein said a temporary memorial will be in place at Ponder Park.

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