The shooting was Texas’ deadliest school shooting in historical past.
UVALDE, Texas — At least 21 individuals have been killed Tuesday in what’s now thought of the deadliest school shooting in Texas historical past.
This occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, which is about 4 hours away from Houston.
Nineteen of the victims have been college students. None of them have been recognized, however what we do know is that Robb Elementary School has practically 600 college students within the second, third and fourth grades. Typically, college students in these grades are between 6 and 10 years outdated.
The overwhelming majority of the scholars at Robb Elementary are Latino.
It was not instantly clear how many individuals have been wounded, however Uvalde Police Chief Pete Arredondo stated there have been “several injuries.”
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Eva Mireles was one of many first victims recognized within the Uvalde school shooting. She was a fourth-grade instructor.
She has been described as a loving mom and spouse who lived life to the fullest.
“She was adventurous. I would definitely say those wonderful things about her. She is definitely going to be very missed,” stated 44-year-old relative Amber Ybarra, of San Antonio.
Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez
Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10, was a third grader at Robb Elementary.
Her dad had spent a lot of Tuesday afternoon searching for her. When he spoke to KHOU 11 News earlier within the day, he stated nobody had any solutions on the whereabouts of his daughter.
“They don’t know where she’s at…, her name is not here,” Rodriguez stated. “They’re not letting us in at the hospital right now so we don’t know where to go.”
He later obtained the devastating information that Annabell was one of many 19 college students killed within the shooting.
Her household stated she was in the identical classroom as her cousin, who was additionally shot and killed. The cousin has not been recognized.
Xavier Javier Lopez
The Associated Press spoke with Lisa Garza, 54, of Arlington, Texas, who recognized her cousin, Xavier Javier Lopez, 10, as one of many victims.
“He was just a loving 10-year-old little boy, just enjoying life, not knowing that this tragedy was going to happen today,” she stated. “He was very bubbly, loved to dance with his brothers, his mom. This has just taken a toll on all of us.”
Manny Renfro instructed the Associated Press he obtained phrase Tuesday that his grandson, 8-year-old Uziyah Garcia, was amongst these killed.
“The sweetest little boy that I’ve ever known,” Renfro stated. “I’m not just saying that because he was my grandkid.”
Renfro stated Uziyah final visited him in San Angelo throughout spring break.
“We started throwing the football together and I was teaching him pass patterns. Such a fast little boy and he could catch a ball so good,” Renfro stated. “There were certain plays that I would call that he would remember and he would do it exactly like we practiced.”
We will replace this web page as we study extra in regards to the victims.
What we all know in regards to the suspect
According to Gov. Greg Abbott, the 18-year-old shooter is Salvador Ramos from Uvalde.
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Ramos had hinted on social media that an assault may very well be coming, in keeping with state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who stated he had been briefed by state police. He famous that the gunman “suggested the kids should watch out.”
Before heading to the school, Ramos killed his grandmother with two military-style rifles he bought on his birthday, Gutierrez stated.
The assault started about 11:30 a.m., when the gunman crashed his automotive outdoors the school and bumped into the constructing, in keeping with Travis Considine, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. A resident who heard the crash referred to as 911, and two native cops exchanged gunfire with the shooter.
Both officers have been shot, although it was not instantly clear the place on the campus that confrontation occurred, or how a lot time elapsed earlier than extra authorities arrived on the scene.
Gov. Greg Abbott stated Ramos was shot and killed by responding officers.
The motive for the shooting is at present unknown.