Pese a tiroteos, Walmart seguirá vendiendo armas

Redacción ABC
07 de Agosto 2019, 17:23 horas.
Pese a tiroteos, Walmart seguirá vendiendo armas

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El vocero de la cadena, Randy Hargrove, aseguró que no tienen planes de dejar de vender armas y municiones

Estados Unidos.- Tras los dos tiroteos en sus tiendas en menos de una semana, el vocero de Walmart aseguró que la cadena no tiene planes de dejar de vender armas y municiones.

´´Estamos enfocados en apoyar a nuestros asociados, nuestros clientes y toda la comunidad de El Paso, Texas´´, dijo Randy Hargrove, portavoz de Walmart.

En el primer de los tiroteos un hombre de 21 años abrió fuego con un fusil de asalto en la sucursal de El Paso, cuatro días después de que un empleado descontento matara a tiros a dos compañeros de trabajo e hiriera a un oficial de policía en una de las tiendas de la cadena en Mississippi.

Por su parte, el director ejecutivo de la empresa, Doug McMillon, publicó una nota en Instagram en la que afirma que ´´no puede creer´´ que ocurriera un segundo accidente en una semana en sus tiendas.

´´Me duele el corazón por la comunidad en El Paso, especialmente los asociados y clientes del local 2201, así como las familias delas víctimas´´,se lee en el texto.

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Last week, our Walmart family suffered two separate acts of violence. It´s difficult to find a word strong enough to describe the way we feel. We´re feeling a range of emotions – shock, anger, grief. We also feel gratitude for the first responders in El Paso and Southaven and are proud of the way associates reacted so courageously. ????????? I´m in El Paso today, and I´ve met heroes. We heard incredible stories of associates who made heroic efforts to get customers to safety. From our manager, Robert, who was leaving the store then ran back when he heard shots, to Gilbert and Lasonya, who helped dozens of customers to safety out the back of the store, to Mayra, who may have been the very first responder, and did an exceptional job bandaging wounds and helping customers escape. I also got to thank Sarah and her team from the Sam´s Club next door for the care they provided to customers. We heard story after story of courageous associates putting others ahead of themselves. ????????? When the worst happens, we counter with our best selves. We support each other, pray, stand firm and heal together. We´re proud to be woven into the American fabric as a place for all people, a community gathering place. ????????? As it becomes clear that the shooting in El Paso was motivated by hate, we´re more resolved than ever to foster an inclusive environment where all people are valued and welcomed. Our store in El Paso is well known as a tight-knit community hub, where we serve customers from both sides of the border. I continue to be amazed at the strength and resilience we find in the diversity of communities where we live and work. ????????? We´re a learning organization, and we´ll work to understand the many important issues arising from El Paso and Southaven as well as those raised in the broader national discussion around gun violence. We´ll be thoughtful and deliberate in our responses, and will act in a way that reflects our best values and ideals, focused on the needs of our customers, associates and communities. ????????? Thanks for what you do every day, especially during this difficult time. I´m grateful to be part of this team and proud of you.

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