Texas elementary school shooting: first victims identified

The first names of the victims of the terrible shooting which took place Tuesday in a Texas elementary school have been published, in particular by the families of the dead schoolchildren.

At least 19 children and two teachers were killed in a shooting Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, by a teenager. Quickly, photos of the children were shared on social networks, in particular by their families, sometimes accompanied by search messages, and gradually, for some, heartbreaking condolences.

Several of the victims have been identified. According to the information available at the moment, the schoolchildren affected were aged between 7 and 11, and were nearing the end of their school year.

Xavier Lopez, 10 years old

One of the first victims identified was 10-year-old Xavier Lopez, whose family confirmed the death. According to ABC13 mediahis mother was present with him at school a few hours before the shooting. A fundraising page for his parents was launched by a cousin of the family and has already raised more than 50,000 dollars (about 47,000 euros).

Uziyah Garcia, 9 years old

The boy’s death has been confirmed to the NBCDFW media by his aunt, who initially shared the photo of the child on her Facebook page because he was nowhere to be found. “My nephew was the victim of a shooting in a school today,” his uncle later wrote on Facebook, according to several American media, adding that he “was killed by a madman”.

Makenna Lee Elrod, 10

Makenna Lee Elrod’s death was confirmed by his sister to a CBS reporter, who tweeted her words: “My little sister was finally found in a classroom…All I ask is that you were hugging your loved ones tonight and telling them you love them, you never know when you won’t have the chance anymore.”

Nevaeh Bravo

The name of little Nevaeh Bravo also stands out among the victims. “Sadly my beautiful Nevaeh was one of the many victims of today’s tragedy…Rest in peace my sweet daughter, you didn’t deserve this,” a cousin of the child said. after the same CBS reporter.

Ellie Garcia

Ellie Garcia’s death has been confirmed by his father on Facebook, whose page has been filled with messages of condolence in recent hours. “I want to send our thoughts and prayers to those who also didn’t come home tonight!!! Our Ellie was a doll and was the happiest,” he wrote on social media. “Mom and dad love you, never forget that”.

Amerie Jo Garza, 9 years old

Amerie’s father Jo Garza has confirmed at NBC News the death of her daughter in Tuesday’s shooting. “She has been found,” he wrote on Facebook. “My little love now flies with the angels. Please don’t take a second for granted. Hug your family. Tell them you love them. Love you Amerie Jo”.

· Tess Mary

Tess Marie’s sister also posted a farewell message to her little sister, who is one of the victims, on social media. “In my eyes, you are not a victim but a survivor. I love you always and forever little sister”, she wrote on Twitter.

Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10

A reporter from local media Khou also confirmed the death of Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez. According to her information, her cousin, who went to the same school as her, was also killed.

Rogelio Torres, 10 years old

Several journalists also announced the death of 10-year-old Rogelio Torres. his father had posted a video to call for his search on Tuesday evening.

Eva Mireles, 43 years old

Eva Mireles is one of the two teachers killed by the shooter, she had been in this profession for 17 years, according to an NBC journalist. The teacher’s aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado, told ABC News to be “furious that these shootings are continuing. These children are innocent. The guns should not be readily available to everyone.”

“I never imagined this would happen to loved ones… All we can do is pray hard for our country, our state, our schools and especially everyone’s families.”

Irma Garcia, 46 years old

Christian Garcia confirmed to US media that his mother, Irma Garcia, was killed in the attack. She was also a teacher. “She sacrificed herself to protect the children in her class, I beg you to keep my family in your prayers” wrote her nephew on Twitter. “She died a HERO. She was loved by many and will be truly missed.”

A fundraiser has been launched for his family and four children.

More than a dozen children were also injured in the attack, according to reports from Texas hospitals. Some are still hospitalized.

Salome Vincendon BFMTV journalist



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