Shooting in the United States: Xavier, Makenna, Nevaeh… who were the little victims?

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The shooting in Texas on Tuesday evening left 21 dead, including 19 children. The first names of the children killed begin to be made public. The shooter had announced on Facebook his passage to the act.

It is an absolute tragedy that the families of the children killed in the Uvalde shooting in Texas, in the United States, are living on Tuesday evening. Under these circumstances, every parent identifies with those American families who dropped their children off at school in the morning and will never see them again.

The shooting killed 21 people: 19 children and 2 adults. An 18-year-old Salvador Ramos is behind the shooting. Investigators are still trying to understand the motivations of the shooter, an 18-year-old boy. The governor of Texas announced on Wednesday evening that the shooter had announced his action on Facebook.

While US authorities have not released the names of the children killed, several families have done so to pay tribute to their children:

José Flores, 10 years old

Jose Flores, 10, was a 4th-grader at Robb who loved to play baseball, according to his uncle Christopher Salazar, who confirmed his nephew’s death.
⁰“He was a very happy little boy. He loved both his parents … and loved to laugh & have fun.”

— Andrew deGrandpre (@adegrandpre) May 25, 2022

Uziyah Garcia, 9 years old

Amerie Jo Garza, 10 years old

NEW: Third victim from #Uvalde ID’d as 10-year-old Amerie Jo Garza

Her dad: “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.”

—Kolten Parker (@KoltenParker) May 25, 2022

Xavier Javier Lopez, 10 years old

Xavier Lopez, 10. He was a 4th grader at Robb Elementary. His family confirms he died in today’s school shooting.

— Dillon Collier (@dilloncollier) May 25, 2022

Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10 years old

Terrible update: Family members tell me officials have confirmed 10-year Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez was killed today. They say she was in 3rd grade and in the same classroom as her cousin. And they say her cousin was also killed today. @KHOU #Uvalde

— Anayeli Ruiz KHOU (@AnayeliNews) May 25, 2022

Rogelio Torres, 10 years old

Eliahana Cruz Torres

Not the news I wanted to report this morning – But have confirmed with family, Eliahana Cruz Torres is among the 19 #Uvalde student victims.
Her grandfather telling me she was a beautiful young girl with a lot of energy.

— Mireya Villarreal (@ABCMireya) May 25, 2022

Makenna Lee Elrod, 10 years old

Nevaeh Bravo

Ellie Garcia

Tess Mary

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 sissy?

— Faith Mata (@faithmataa) May 25, 2022

Lexi Rubio, 10 years old

This is my little all star Lexi. She was such a bright light in everyone’s life and was a badass ball player. You left this world way too soon, and you will forever be missed. We shared the love of the game, and I will forever miss my biggest fan. Love you bby cousin,fly highud83dudc95

— Brianau2728 (@bri_mataa) May 25, 2022

Jailah Nicole Silguero, 10 years old

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10 years old

Alithia Ramirez, 10 years old

Miranda Mathis, 11 years old

The two adults killed in the shooting are fourth grade teacher Eva Mireles, 44, who was a mother. She had been teaching for 17 years. The other adult is Irma Garcia, a 46-year-old teacher and mother of four.

Eva Mirelles. The 4th grade teacher who was murdered in Uvalde, Texas today.
From her aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado: “I’m furious that these shooting continue, these children are innocent, rifles should not be easily available to all.”

— Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVega) May 25, 2022

My tia did not make it, she sacrificed herself protecting the kids in her classroom, i beg of you to keep my family including all of her family in y’all’s prayers, IRMA GARCIA IS HER NAME and she died a HERO. she was loved by many and will truly be missed.

— john martinez u2764ufe0f‍ud83dudd25 (@fuhknjo) May 25, 2022

The shooter: an 18-year-old boy

The shooter had purchased weapons legally days after his 18th birthday, according to the washington post. He obtained two AR-type rifles from a local firearms license holder. He also purchased 375 rounds of ammunition. He had forgotten snaps on Instagram last week.

The governor of Texas claims that the young man posted a message on Facebook warning that he was going to shoot his grandmother, then another stating that he had done so. “The third message, probably less than 15 minutes before arriving at school, read: I will open fire in an elementary school“, said Greg Abbott in a press conference. The high school student was shot dead by a border guard.

According to testimonies from former comrades, collected by American media, Ramos had dropped out of high school. The teenager suffered from stuttering and a loud lisp for which he appeared to have been teased.

Neighbors talk about the teenager’s conflicts with his mother. The teenager had moved, according to a neighbor, several months ago to live with his grandmother.

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