The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, has been pictured holding a baby who lost both his parents in the El Paso mass shooting.
President Trump and the First Lady visited the city’s University Medical Center to greet victims and staff.
At one point, Melania could be seen holding baby Paul Anchondo, the son of Andre and Jordan Anchondo, who both perished in the attack.
“I met many incredible people in Dayton, Ohio & El Paso, Texas yesterday,” the First Lady wrote on Facebook. “Their communities are strong and unbreakable. @potus and I stand with you!”
Jordan was holding the two-month-old when she was struck by bullets. Paul suffered minor injuries when his mother’s lifeless body fell on top of him.
“My husband and his family were able to meet the POTUS AND FLOTUS as they came to El Paso to visit victims and families, Génnie Anchondo, Andre’s sister-in-law, wrote on Facebook.
Andre’s brother, Tito had noted in an interview with the El Paso Times that his brother was an avid supporter of President Trump, noting that he would greatly appreciate a visit from the Commander-in-Chief when he flies into town Wednesday.
“My brother is a big Trump supporter and I want him to know our family stands with the president,” Tito told the outlet.
According to Andre’s brother, Tito, there is store surveillance footage which shows Andre attempting to stop the gunman.
“He lunged forward to grab the gun. Then the bullet went through him and his wife,” he explained. “I’m very proud of my brother. He died a hero. But I’m sad and angry about what happened.”
“There are no words to describe the emotion we are feeling,” he added. “It’s not a hole he’s left, it’s a void.”
As for baby Paul, Tito said that he would “really like to take care of [him] and give him a family and siblings and things he deserves.” He said he wanted to ensure the boy got a “good life, an education” and grew up knowing that “his dad died for him and is a hero.”