Kids As Young As 8, Teacher Identified As Victims Of Texas School Shooting


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At least 21 people were killed on Tuesday (May 24) in a shooting at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

Among the victims known thus far are an eight-year-old, multiple 10-year-old students, and a fourth-grade teacher, ABC News reports.

During a press conference, Texas Governor Greg Abbott identified the suspected shooter as Uvalde High School student Salvador Ramos, who was killed by responding law enforcement at the scene.

In total, 19 students and two teachers are believed to have been killed by the 18-year-old.

According to reports, the victims who've been identified as of Wednesday (May 25) morning include the following:

  • Annabelle Rodriguez, 10, student
  • Jackie Cazares, 10, student
  • Amerie jo Garza, 10, student
  • Xavier Lopez, 10, student
  • Eliahana Cruz Torres, student
  • Rojelio Torres, 10, student
  • Uziyah Garcia, 8, student
  • Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10, student
  • Jailah Nicole Silguero, 10, student
  • Nevaeh Bravo, student
  • Makenna Elrod, 10, student
  • Ellie Lugo, 10, student
  • Alithia Ramirez, 10, student
  • Miranda Mathis, 11, student
  • Alexandria “Lexi” Aniyah Rubio, student
  • Maite Yuleana, student
  • Tess Marie Mata, student
  • Jose Flores Jr., 10, student
  • Irma Garcia, 46, fourth-grade teacher
  • Eva Mireles, fourth-grade teacher

Annabelle Rodriguez

Polly Flores, Annabelle's aunt, told ABC News that she had two nieces that were killed in the elementary school shooting.

Anabelle and Jackie Cazares, another victim, were both fourth-graders in the same class.

Jackie Cazares

Jackie was a 10-year-old student killed in the mass shooting.

Amerie jo Garza

Amerie jo's father, Angel Garza, told ABC News that U.S. Marshals confirmed his daughter was fatally shot at Robb Elementary. According to the father, Amerie jo had just turned 10 two weeks ago on May 10.

Garza said in a statement, "Thank you, everyone, for the prayers and help trying to find my baby." He continued, "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."

Xavier Lopez

According to ABC News, Xavier was a fourth-grade victim of the school shooting. Xavier's cousin said the victim's mom was at the school for his awards ceremony one to two hours before the mass shooting — the mom did not know it would be the last time she saw her son.

Eliahana Cruz Torres

Adolfo Cruz told ABC News that his granddaughter Eliahana died in Tuesday's shooting.

Rogelio Torres

Rogelio's father confirmed to KHOU 11 that his 10-year-old son was killed at Robb Elementary School.

Uziyah Garcia

Uziyah's grandfather, Manny Renfro, confirmed that his eight-year-old grandson died in the mass shooting, the Associated Press reports.

“The sweetest little boy that I’ve ever known,” Renfro told AP. “I’m not just saying that because he was my grandkid.”

Renfro said he last saw Uziyah during 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 said. “There were certain plays that I would call that he would remember and he would do it exactly like we practiced.”

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos

Veronica Luevanos confirmed the loss of 10-year-old cousins Jayce and Jailah in a Facebook post.

“Fly high my angels. We’re going to miss yall so much,” Luevanos wrote.

Jailah Nicole Silguero

Jailah was killed during Tuesday's shooting. She was the 10-year-old daughter of Veronica Luevanos and cousin of Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, according to her mom's Facebook.

“I’m so heartbroken,” Luevanos wrote on her social media post. “My baby I love u so much … fly high baby girl.”

Nevaeh Bravo

Nevaeh, a student at Robb Elementary, was killed at the hands of the shooter on Tuesday.

Makenna Elrod

Makenna was among the shooting victims at Robb Elementary.

The 10-year-old's father, Brandon Elrod, told KTRK, “It’s pretty sad what this world’s coming to."

Ellie Lugo

Ellie was a 10-year-old victim of the mass shooting, her parents confirmed.

Steven Lugo wrote on Facebook, “It’s hard to issue out a statement on anything right now my mind is going at 1000 miles per hour… but I do wanna send our thoughts and prayers to those who also didn’t make it home tonight!!! Our Ellie was a doll and was the happiest ever."

“Mom and Dad love you never forget that and please try and stay by our side,” Lugo said.

Alithia Ramirez

Alithia's dad, Ryan Ramirez, confirmed his 10-year-old daughter was fatally shot at school.

Miranda Mathis

Miranda's older cousin confirmed the 11-year-old's death in a social media post. The day before Deanna Miller, the cousin, was desperately trying to find Miranda in the aftermath of the shooting, per her Facebook.

“My sweet baby cousin we loved u dearly,” Miller said.

“I’m so sorry this happen to u baby please keep my family in your prayers."

Maite Yuleana

Maite was a fourth-grade honor roll student who was killed in the fatal incident at Robb Elementary.

Alexandria “Lexi” Aniyah Rubio

Another honor roll student, Alexandria was shot and killed hours after posing for the awards ceremony.

Tess Marie Mata

Tess' family members confirmed the fourth-grader's death via Facebook.

“My sweet baby sister, I would’ve never thought I would be typing something like this. I honestly have no words just sadness, confusion, and anger,” Faith Mata wrote. “I’m sad because we will never get to tag-team on mom and dad again and tell each other how much we mean to each other, I’m confused because how can something like this happen to my sweet, caring, and beautiful sister, and I’m angry because a coward took you from us.”

Jose Flores Jr.

Jose's father confirmed that his 10-year-old son was killed on Tuesday.

“He was always fill of energy,” Jose Flores Sr. told CNN. "Ready to play till the night.”

Irma Garcia

Irma was a 46-year-old fourth-grade teacher alongside Eva Mireles. Her nephew said on Facebook that the mother-of-four died in the school shooting.

“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,” the nephew wrote in a post.

Eva Mireles

Robb Elementary fourth-grade teacher Eva was killed in the mass shooting, according to her aunt Lydia Martinez Delgado. Delgado told ABC News that Elena had been a teacher for 17 years in the Uvalde school district.

"I'm furious that these shooting continue. These children are innocent. Rifles should not be easily available to all," Delgado said. "This is my hometown, a small community of less than 20,000. I never imagined this would happen to especially to loved ones."

"All we can do is pray hard for our country, state, schools, and especially the families of all," she said.

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