The names of the children and teachers killed by Salvador Ramos at a school in Uvalde have emerged
The mass shooting of 19 children and two teachers at a Texas school has shocked and appalled the world.
Details of the victims, who law enforcement said were all in the same fourth-grade classroom at Robb Primary School in Uvalde, have gradually emerged.
The siege ended when a Border Patrol team rushed in and fatally shot 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos.
The motive for the attack — the deadliest school shooting in the United States since Newtown, Connecticut, a decade ago — continued to be investigated.
But who were the victims and how old were they?
Who were the victims of the Uvalde school shooting?
Nineteen children were killed in the shooting, they were:
The eight-year-old’s grandfather paid tribute to him. Manny Renfro said he was “the sweetest little boy I’ve ever known.”
Mr Renfro added: “I’m not just saying that because he was my grandchild.”
He said Uziyah last visited him during spring break in San Angelo.
“We started throwing the football together and I taught him passing patterns. Such a fast little boy and he was so good at catching a ball,” said Mr Renfro. “There were certain pieces I would name that he would remember and he would do it exactly as we practiced.”
10-year-old Xavier had been longingly waiting for a summer swim. His cousin Lisa Garza, 54, of Arlington, Texas, said: “He was just a loving 10-year-old little boy just enjoying life and little did he know that this tragedy was going to happen today.
“He was very lively, loved to dance with his brothers and his mother. That just took us all away.”
A Go Fund Me page was launched to raise money for the cost of his funeral.
The 10-year-old boy was described as a “very happy” boy who “loved to laugh”.
A cousin of Rogelio, 10, wrote on Twitter: “Thanks for the prayers and for trying to find my cousin, it breaks my heart to say mine [Rogelio] is with the angels now. I will miss you forever and love you my angel.”
“In my eyes you are not a victim but a survivor. I love you always and forever little sister, may your wings soar higher than you could ever dream.
“Until we meet again Tess Marie love your big sissy.”
The 10-year-old’s older sister wrote on Facebook: “Have fun with your angels up in heaven baby girl.”
Amerie’s father, 10, told ABC News his daughter celebrated her birthday two weeks ago. Angel Garza said: “My little love is now flying high with the angels. Please don’t take a second for granted. Hug your family.
“Tell them you love them. i love you amerie jo Take care of your little brother for me.”
The 11-year-old’s cousin, Deanna Miller, paid tribute to her saying: “My sweet cousin, we loved you very much. I’m so sorry this happened to you baby, please keep my family in your prayers.”
Layla’s father Vincent wrote on Facebook about his 10-year-old daughter: “Yesterday we lost our whole world.”
Nevaeh was confirmed as one of the children who died. Her cousin wrote on Facebook: “Our Nevaeh has been found. She flies with the angels above. We love you very much, Navaeh, princess.”
Jennifer Lugo, Ellie’s mother, 10, wrote on Facebook: “My heart is broken…I don’t know what to do. i feel so numb I miss you baby!!!!”
Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez
The 10-year-old was shot dead with her cousin.
Jacklyn’s father, Javier Cazares, told ABC his 10-year-old daughter is “full of life.” Jacklyn was Annabell Rodriguez’s girlfriend
While the AP news agency said Mr Cazares rushed to the school when he heard about the shooting and arrived while police were still gathered outside.
Angered that the police didn’t show up, he brought up the idea of storming into the school with several other bystanders.
“Let’s just storm in because the cops aren’t doing what they’re supposed to,” he said. “We could have done more”
A Go Fund Me page started by Felix Coronado on behalf of his cousin, Maite’s mother, described the 10-year-old as a “cute, smart little girl”.
The 10-year-old’s aunt told CNN, “Our baby got wings.”
Jailah, 11, was killed along with her cousin. “They were nothing but loving baby angels, always smiling, just full of life,” her cousin said in a statement to ABC News.
Jailah’s 10-year-old cousin was also killed in the classroom.
The 10-year-old has been confirmed as one of those killed in the mass shooting.
Her mother, Kimberly Mata-Rubio, wrote on Facebook: “We told her we loved her and would pick her up after school. Little did we know this was goodbye.”
Two teachers were also killed, they were:
The 44-year-old, who was among those killed, was remembered as a loving mother and wife.
“She was adventurous. She will definitely be missed greatly,” said relative Amber Ybarra, 34, of San Antonio.
Ms. Garcia, 48, had taught at the school for 23 years. Along with Ms. Mireles, she was commended for her bravery in trying to protect the students.
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