All of the victims of the deadly school shooting at a Southwest Texas elementary campus have been removed from the school and identified and families have been notified as of Wednesday morning, according to news reports.
Officials said that at least 19 students and two teachers, all of whom were inside a fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, were shot and killed by an 18-year-old gunman Tuesday morning.
These are the victims who have been identified.
Eva Mireles, teacher
Eva Mireles, a teacher of 17 years who was teaching fourth grade, was fatally shot by Salvador Ramos, while trying to protect her students, her aunt told The New York Times. Mireles was in her early 40s, married and had a child who is a college graduate.
“I’m furious that these shooting continue, these children are innocent, rifles should not be easily available to all,” said Lydia Martinez Delgado, Mireles’ aunt.
Mireles daughter, whose Twitter says her name is Adalynn, wrote a goodbye note to her mom.
“Mom, I have no words to describe how I feel right now, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life. I never thought that I would be here writing this type of post for you. Mom, you are a hero. I keep telling myself that this isn’t real. I just want to hear your voice,” the note read. “I want to hear you talking to our dogs with that silly voice you make so high that wakes everyone up in the morning.”
Eva Mireles. 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." pic.twitter.com/o2g7yROx1T
— Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVega) May 25, 2022
Her daughter continued by reminiscing memories between the two, including sharing TikTok videos with one another, annoying her mother as soon as she woke up, making sure she didn’t undercook her chicken and singing karaoke.
“I want to fight with you for the stupidest things and then laugh with you after. I want everything back,” Adalynn wrote, adding a string of thank you’s after.
“You are so known by many now and I’m so happy that people know your name and that beautiful face of yours and they know what a hero looks like,” the note said. “I don’t know how to do this life without you, but I will take care of dad. I will take care of our dogs and I will forever say your name so you are always remembered.”
Mireles was also remembered as a “beautiful person and dedicated teacher,” by a woman who said her daughter was in Mireles’ class.
My daughter’s beautiful teacher was the teacher who was killed in Uvalde, TX. Eva (Ms Mireles) taught Gabby in elementary school. She was a beautiful person & dedicated teacher. She believed in Gabby & went above & beyond to teach her as you can see below. There are no words. pic.twitter.com/qMlVoVEUrY
— Audrey (@audreymg0928) May 24, 2022
“She believed in Gabby & went above & beyond to teach her as you can see below. There are no words,” the mother, whose Twitter name says Audrey, said.
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 25, 2022
Irma Garcia, teacher
Irma Garcia taught alongside Mireles for about five years, and was a veteran teacher for 23 years, according to the elementary school’s website.
Garcia, in her bio, said that she had been married for 24 years and had four children. She enjoyed barbecuing with her family, listening to music and traveling to Concan, Texas.
Garcia’s eldest son, Cristian, was completing Marine boot camp this year. Her other son attends Texas State University.
Garcia also had two daughters, Lyliana, who is a high-schooler and Alysandra, who is in middle school.
Tweets from Jose Martinez, who said he was Garcia’s nephew, said his aunt died a hero.
“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 tweet read.
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. pic.twitter.com/2XpdJA0q8x
— john martinez ️ (@fuhknjo) May 25, 2022
Uziyah Garcia, 8
According to the Associated Press, 8-year-old Uziyah Garcia was the “sweetest little boy,” his grandfather Manny Renfro said.
Renfro last saw his grandson 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 told the AP. “There were certain plays that I would call that he would remember and he would do it exactly like we practiced.”
REST IN PEACE, UZIYAH GARCIA.
The 8-year-old died in the Uvalde elementary school shooting. His grandfather, Manny Renfro, shared this photo of him with AP.
"The sweetest little boy that I've ever known," Renfro said.
What we know about the victims: https://t.co/mQ8EkzyCGU pic.twitter.com/GptHKF76wo
— WFAA (@wfaa) May 25, 2022
Xavier Lopez, 10
Xavier Lopez was the first student who was publicly identified in the school shooting.
LATEST: The second victim and first student in the #Uvalde school shooting that left 21 people dead including 19 children has been identified by family as Xavier Lopez, a 10-year-old, a 4th grader. @SpectrumNews1TX pic.twitter.com/8LEUkTMmha
— Dr. Nicole Cross (@DrNicoleCross) May 25, 2022
“According to his cousin, Xavier’s mom was at his awards ceremony 1-2 hours prior to the shooting, not knowing it would be the last time she’d see him,” ABC News reported.
A fundraiser for Lopez’s funeral expenses was started Tuesday night.
Nevaeh Bravo was in fourth grade.
Her cousin confirmed the child’s death on social media Tuesday.
“Unfortunately my beautiful Nevaeh was one of the many victims from today’s tragedy… Rest in peace my sweet girl, you didn’t deserve this,” her cousin wrote on Twitter.
Another baby : Nevaeh Bravo— her cousin writing “Unfortunately my beautiful Nevaeh was one of the many victims from today’s tragedy… Rest in peace my sweet girl, you didn’t deserve this.” pic.twitter.com/jpjPLkL3oe
— Marissa Armas (@MarissaArmas) May 25, 2022
Amerie Garza, 10
Earlier Tuesday, Amerie Garza posed for a photo as she was congratulated for being on the honor roll, The Daily Beast reported.
Her grandmother, Berlinda Irene Arreola, told the online news outlet that the young girl was “super-outgoing” and a “teacher’s pet” who liked doing well in school — was fatally wounded dialing 911.”
“My Grand Daughter was shot and killed for trying to call 911, she died a Hero trying to get help for her and her fellow classmates,” The Daily Beast said that Arreola wrote to them in a text message.
“So the gunman went in and he told the children, ‘You’re going to die.’ And she had her phone and she called 911. And instead of grabbing it and breaking it or taking it from her, he shot her. She was sitting right next to her best friend. Her best friend was covered in her blood,” Arreola told The Daily Beast.
“Arreola said she was told that Amerie Jo died immediately. She leaves behind a little brother, aged 3, whom she doted on,” the news website reported. “Arreola said of her granddaughter ‘She was just super-outgoing. She had a generous heart. She was always there to lend anybody a helping hand. She was very quick to be a teacher’s pet. She had just gotten her award today for A-B Honor Roll. She was very smart and she was looking forward to making a life for herself.’”
For seven hours, the family of Amerie didn’t hear updates. Late Tuesday night, they confirmed her death.
“Thank you everyone for the prayers and help trying to find my baby,” Angel Garza wrote on Facebook. “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.”
She had just turned 10 years old two weeks ago, ABC reported.
Angel Garza confirms death:
“Thank you everyone for the prayers & 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” pic.twitter.com/O9Vu0ThPyF
— Mireya Villarreal (@ABCMireya) May 25, 2022
Maite Yuleana Rodriguez, 10
Maite Yuleana Rodriguez was 10 years old and also posed for honor roll photos prior to the shooting.
Maite Yuleana Rodriguez. 10 years old. 4th grade.
Robb Elementary School. Uvalde, Texas. pic.twitter.com/gOxlu07maR
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) May 25, 2022
Makenna Lee Elrod, 10
In a heartbreaking video, posted on Facebook by a reporter, Makenna Lee Elrod’s father asked if it was possible to get to a funeral home.
“This young girl named Makenna Lee Elrod is missing in Uvalde, TX. She and numerous other children are missing following the shooting.
Please PRAY and help me get the word out.”#Uvalde #Texas pic.twitter.com/dDUTzByup9
— CatPower17 (@CatPower_17) May 25, 2022
When asked why he would ask that, he responded, “Because we can’t find my daughter.”
The Daily Mirror later reported that a family friend of the 10-year-old confirmed her death.
“Sweet Makenna Rest in Paradise! My heart is shattered as my daughter Chloe loved her so much!” a Facebook post read.
Makenna Lee Elrod was ten years old. A family friend confirmed her death on Facebook, writing: "Sweet Makenna Rest in Paradise! My heart is shattered as my daughter Chloe loved her so much!" pic.twitter.com/QC7SFC7lRb
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) May 25, 2022
The 10-year-old’s older sister took to Twitter to mourn.
“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,” her sister, Kadence Elizabeth, wrote.
Ellie Garcia had made a video on her last birthday, wishing her father could’ve made it.
In the video, she said, “When you get off work, I’ll be there for you. I love you Dad.”
— ° (@MISKEENNGGA) May 25, 2022
“Our Ellie was a doll and was the happiest ever,” Steven Garcia wrote on Facebook. “I was gonna DJ for her at her party like she watned me too!!!’
Her mother, Jennifer Lugo added that her heart was “shattered to pieces.”
Tess Mata, 10
Tess Mata’s sister mourned the death of her little sibling Tuesday night.
“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 wrote on Twitter.
Anabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10
Anabell Guadalupe Rodriguez died alongside her cousin, news outlets reported.
“Family members tell me officials have confirmed 10-year Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez was killed today,” Reporter Anayeli Ruiz of KHOU, said. “They say she was in 3rd grade and in the same classroom as her cousin. And they say her cousin was also killed today.”
Rogelio Torres, 10
Heartbreaking video from Ruiz captured Rogelio Torres’ father, Federico, searching for his son.
He told the Houston reporter that Rogelio was in Mr. Reyes class and that he hadn’t received any updates from local hospitals or the civil center.
His family later confirmed to Tamara Mino, a television reporter, that the 10-year-old was killed.
Alithia Ramirez, 10
After 10 p.m., the family of Alithia Ramirez was still in the dark about their daughter, according to The Daily Beast.
“As of right now, they haven’t told me anything,” Ryan Ramirez, who was searching for his daughter Alithia, told The Daily Beast Tuesday night. “They’re calling a bunch of hospitals to see if she’s in a hospital or still in the school.”
Her body was confirmed Wednesday morning.
“Why… why hurt these little innocent kids. Finding out that my baby cousin gained her wings was just a heartbreaking moment.I hate seeing my family suffer. You will be missed Alithia Ramirez,” a Twitter user posted.
Elijah Cruz Torres, 10
Tuesday night, 10-year-old Elijah Cruz Torres was still missing, her grandfather told Bill Melugin, of Fox.
“They are worried sick,” Melugin reported. “She didn’t want to go to school today, but they told her she has to. He is waiting for any news on her.”
The Daily Mail confirmed her death early Wednesday morning.
Jose Flores, 10
According to The Washington Post, Jose Flores loved school.
Another bright student, he also made the honor roll earlier in the day.
“He was a very happy little boy,” Christopher Salazar, Jose’s cousin, told The Post. “He loved both his parents … and loved to laugh and have fun. ... He was very smart. ... He wasn’t a kid who would look for trouble.”
Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10
Jayce Carmelo Luevanos’ family said that the 10-year-old died alongside his cousin.
“Rest in peace beautiful babies I will miss them so much. I still can’t believe we will never see them again, remember aunt, uncle and your cousin loves you so much. My heart is broken,” a social media post said.
Jailah Nicole Silguero, 11
Jailah Nicole Silguero and Jayce were cousins.
Thursday night, Telenoticias, a Spanish news network said that Jailah’s mother Veronica Luevanos had not heard from her daughter since the shooting.
She was later confirmed dead.
Miranda Mathis, 11
Eleven-year-old Miranda Mathis was also killed in the shooting Tuesday.
Family said that Miranda and her brother attended the elementary school. The son was reported safe while Miranda was still missing.
“An update......my fiances friends daughter was confirmed killed. Miranda Mathis. Please send your prayers,” the Twitter user wrote.