On Tuesday, a juvenile shooter opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, including 19 children and two instructors according to the Texas Department of Public Society.
The teenage suspect allegedly burst inside the Texas elementary school and began shooting, hitting everyone in his path.
Officials identified a few children and one of the adults. After the Texas massacre, many families were still looking for their children. One of them was 10-year-old Xavier Javier.
Xavier Javier, 10, was the first victim of the Texas shooting
Xavier Javier, 10, was one of the main victims of the Texas shooting identified by his family. Immediately after the tragedy, his cousin, Laura Mejia, took to her social media account asking for help in locating the young boy because his family failed to contact him properly. She later posted an update confirming his death.
His family started a GoFundMe page. The page reads,
“IIt is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we must create this fundraiser for our cousins Felicia Martinez and Abel Lopez. The Medina family asks for your help at this time financially, for funeral expenses, as well as prayers for her and her family. Her son was tragically taken by so many other precious angels today to Uvalde. Any small gesture helps and if you can’t help him right now, please lift him and all the parents dealing with this tragedy and loss in prayer tonight.
Learn more about the Texas shooting
According to several reports, the 18-year-old shooter was shot dead during an altercation with the police.
Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that:
The suspect horribly and incomprehensibly shot and killed more than a dozen students and a teacher.
According to initial reports, the shooter was recognized as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos. The incident took place after Ramos shot and killed his grandmother before going to elementary school in Texas with two military-style rifles and extra magazines around 11:32 a.m. local time. Law enforcement officials told ABC News the grandmother was not dead but was still in critical condition. Ramos then left his house in a van, which he crashed into a ravine near Texas Elementary School. He was also protected by a bulletproof vest.
Reportedly, a resource officer at Uvalde ISD school was shot dead after confronting him near the school. Citing the mass shooting that happened as soon as Ramos entered the school building, killing all the victims at the exact spot. Additionally, he had a run-in with officers from the Uvalde ISD School and officers from the Border Patrol Tactical Unit inside the school.
According to ABC News, law enforcement is currently locating the AR-15 assault rifle used by the assailant, body armor and various bullet magazines.
Amerie Jo Garza, 10 years old
Amerie Jo Garza was also one of the children identified by the family killed in the Texas elementary school tragedy. She recently turned 10 on May 10, her father, Angel Garza, told sources. He used his social media handle to express his feelings. The message reads,
“Thank you all for your prayers and help in trying to find my baby. She has been found. My little love is now flying high with the angels above. Please don’t take a second for granted. Embrace your family. Tell them you love them. I love your Amerie Jo.
Beloved teacher Eva Mireles on the list of victims
Fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles was one of the victims, along with the 19 children killed in a massacre at the Texas Elementary School in Uvalde.
According to her biography on the school’s staff page, Mireles was married to a CISD police officer from Uvalde. She has a daughter; she loved running and hiking and adored her pets.
Audrey Garcia, whose daughter is a former student of Eva Mireles, described her as “the best teacher” her child has ever had.
Garcia’s daughter has Down Syndrome, and Mireles went above and beyond for her daughter, incorporating her into her class.
According to Uvalde Medical Center CEO Tom Nordwick, 14 other children and one adult were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, President Joe Biden has been briefed on the shooting and will continue to receive updates on the tragedy.
“His prayers are with the families affected by this terrible event, and he will speak upon his return to the White House this evening.”