On May 24, 19 student and 2 teachers were murdered after an 18-year-old gunman entered the elementary school. According to Lt. Chris Olivarez, the gunman only entered one classroom that afternoon.
It was in that classroom that Salvador Ramos barricaded himself. It was in that classroom where all of the victims were discovered.
According to Olivarez, the shooter entered the classroom at around 11:30 a.m. He then, “locked the door, and just started shooting children and the two teachers” inside.
“Just goes to show you the complete evil from this shooter,” Olivarez continued. As first responders arrived at the scene, they did whatever they could to get as many kids as possible to safety.
Recounts of the scene revealed the screams they heard as gunshots rang out. “Fathers smashed windows, and physically pulled their kids out of classrooms,” says Ernest “Chip” King, a Uvalde firefighter who was one of the first responders at the scene. “There was a lot of chaos.”
Robb Elementary Shooting: Here Are the Victims We Know So Far
Eva Mireles, a 4th grade teacher at Robb Elementary
Irma Garcia, a 23-year veteran teacher at Robb Elementary
Law enforcement say they saw Irma shielding her students during the shooting.
Eliahna Garcia, 10
“She was very happy and very outgoing,” Eliahna’s aunt Siria Arizmemdi said. “She loved to dance and play sports. She was big into family, enjoyed being with the family.”
Amerie Jo Garza, 10
“Thank you everyone for the prayers and help trying to find my baby. She’s been found. My little love is now flying high with the angels above. Please don’t take a second for granted. Hug your family. Tell them you love them. I love you Amerie jo. Watch over your baby brother for me,” her father, Angel wrote on Facebook.
Jose Flores, 10
“My little punk. I can’t believe my babyyyy is gone. My kids are sooo sad and broken. I can’t believe yesterday was the the last day I got to see you I was jus telling [you], ‘Wow A’B honer roll mannnn your doing so much better im happy for [you.] And gave [you] a hug. Me and Steph were just saying we love your smile when taking the pic with your award and you just gave that shy little laugh. I’m so sorry. I didn’t know walking you back to your teacher was going to be our last ‘see you later.’”
Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10
“My little sister didn’t make it she’s not longer with us my poor sweet little girl,” Luna, Annabell big sister wrote on Facebook. “Why god why these sweet babies who didn’t deserve this who were all happy for summer vacation. Now there dancing up in the sky watching over us.”
Jackie Cazares, 10
Rojelio Torres, 10
“May my beautiful angel rest in paradise I love you so much no matter how much I got after you, I wish one last time I could just see you and tell you I never meant to be so tough on you im so sorry Rojelio,” his cousin shared on Twitter. “I love you my angel and you will forever and ever be missed my angel.”
Makenna Lee Elrod
“My baby sister has finally been found in a classroom…thank you for everyone sending their love to my family and I. All I ask is that you hug your loved ones tonight and tell them you love them, you never know when you won’t have the chance to anymore.”
“Unfortunately my beautiful Nevaeh was one of the many victims from today’s tragedy. Thank you for the support and help. Rest in peace my sweet girl, you didn’t deserve this.” A GoFundMe has been set up in her honor.
Tess Marie Mata
“My precious angel you are loved so deeply. In my eyes you are not a victim but a survivor. I love you always and past forever baby sister, may your wings soar higher then you could ever dream. Till we meet again Tess Marie, love your big siss.”
Xavier Lopez, 10
As KSAT 12 reports, much like some of the other parents, Xavier’s “mother was with him at the school during an awards ceremony just hours before the shooting, not realizing it would be the last time she would see him.”
“He was funny, never serious and his smile,” his mom told the Washington Post. “That smile I will never forget. It would always cheer anyone up.”
Uziyah Gracia, 8
“The sweetest little boy that I’ve ever known,” his grandfather Manny Renfro told the Associated Press. “I’m not just saying that because he was my grandkid.”
Jaliah Nicole Silguero, 10
In an interview with Univision, Veronica, Jaliah’s mother, said her daughter could sense something was wrong, adding that she didn’t want to go to school on Tuesday.
Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10
Jayce is Jaliah’s cousin.
Alithia Ramirez, 10
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
- 1 Robb Elementary Shooting: Here Are the Victims We Know So Far
- 2 Irma Garcia, a 23-year veteran teacher at Robb Elementary
- 3 Eliahna Garcia, 10
- 4 Amerie Jo Garza, 10
- 5 Ellie Lugo-Garcia
- 6 Jose Flores, 10
- 7 Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10
- 8 Jackie Cazares, 10
- 9 Rojelio Torres, 10
- 10 Makenna Lee Elrod
- 11 Nevaeh Bravo
- 12 Tess Marie Mata
- 13 Xavier Lopez, 10
- 14 Uziyah Gracia, 8
- 15 Jaliah Nicole Silguero, 10
- 16 Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10
- 17 Alithia Ramirez, 10
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