Authorities and households of the victims have launched the names of the 19 college students and two academics killed in Tuesday’s capturing in Uvalde, Texas.
Nevaeh Alyssa Bravo, 10, put a smile on everybody’s face, her cousin, Austin Ayala, instructed the Washington Put up, including that her household is devastated.
Jacklyn Jaylen Cazares,10, was full of affection and lively, her father Jacinto Cazares instructed reporters. “She would do something for anyone. And to me, she’s a little bit firecracker, man.”
Makenna Lee Elrod, 10, beloved to play softball, do gymnastics and spend time together with her household. “Her smile would mild up a room,” Allison McCullough, Makenna’s aunt, instructed ABC Information. McCullough described her niece as a pure chief who beloved faculty and was “a lightweight to all who knew her.”
Jose Flores Jr., 10, was one of many victims, his father Jose Flores Sr. instructed CNN. Flores stated his son was within the fourth grade and beloved baseball and video video games. “He was at all times filled with power,” Flores stated. “Able to play until the night time.” Flores additionally described his son as an incredible child and large brother to his two siblings.
Eliana “Ellie” Garcia, 9, was amongst these killed, her household instructed KHOU. Rogelio Lugo and Nelda Lugo, Eliana’s grandparents, instructed the Los Angeles Instances she beloved the film “Encanto,” cheerleading and basketball, and dreamed of turning into a trainer.
Irma Garcia, a fourth-grade trainer, has been recognized as a sufferer and confirmed by means of a GoFundMe web page. A spouse and mom to 4 kids, she was “Candy, sort, loving. Enjoyable with the best character,” the web page stated, including, “She sacrificed herself defending the youngsters in her classroom. She was a hero.” Her husband, Joe Garcia, died two days after the capturing, in accordance with relations.
Uziyah Garcia, 10, has been recognized as one of many victims, his household confirmed to CNN. He was in fourth grade, his aunt Nikki Cross instructed CNN. His uncle, Mitch Renfro, described Uziyah as a “nice child. Lively. Liked something with wheels, and video video games.” He leaves behind two sisters.
Amerie Jo Garza, 10, was recognized by her father as one of many kids killed. Angel Garza posted to Fb early Wednesday: “My little love is now flying excessive with the angels above. Please don’t take a second with no consideration. Hug your loved ones. Inform them you like them. I like you Amerie Jo. Watch over your child brother for me,” stated the daddy.
Jayce Luevanos, 10, has been recognized as one of many victims by CNN by means of a GoFundMe website set as much as elevate funds for funeral bills and household wants. Jayce’s grandfather, Carmelo Quiroz, instructed USA At the moment, the Jayce and his mom lived with him. He stated the 10-year-old was pleased and beloved. “He was our child,” Quiroz stated.
Xavier Lopez, 10, was recognized as one of many victims, his mom Felicha Martinez confirmed to the Washington Put up. “He was humorous, by no means critical and his smile,” Martinez instructed the paper.
Tess Marie Mata, 10, has been recognized as one of many victims, her sister instructed the Washington Put up. The fourth-grader beloved TikTok dances, Ariana Grande and the Houston Astros, and was saving cash in order that the entire household might go to Disney World, her sister stated.
Maranda Mathis, 11, was recognized as one of many victims, in accordance with Uvalde’s web site. Leslie Ruiz, who recognized herself as a good friend of Mathis’ mom, instructed The Washington Put up that Mathis was a vivid lady who was enjoyable and spunky. She stated that Maranda’s finest good friend was her brother, and he was additionally at Robb Elementary when the capturing occurred.
Eva Mireles, a fourth-grade trainer, was amongst these killed, her aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado, instructed CNN. She had been an educator for 17 years and in her off time loved working, mountain climbing, biking and spending time together with her household, in accordance with her profile on the Uvalde Consolidated Unbiased Faculty District web site.
Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez was 10 years previous, relations instructed CNN affiliate KHOU-TV. Her household instructed the information station that she was in the identical classroom as her cousin Jacklyn Jaylen Cazares, who was additionally killed within the capturing.
Maite Rodriguez, 10, dreamed of turning into a marine biologist and had her coronary heart set on attending Texas A&M in Corpus Christi, stated her mom, Ana Rodriguez, on Fb. Maite was “candy, charismatic, loving, caring, loyal, free, formidable, humorous, foolish, purpose pushed” and her finest good friend, she stated. Ana Rodriguez wrote that her daughter beloved animals and images and discovered to stitch on her personal by watching YouTube movies.
Lexi Rubio, 10, has been recognized by her dad and mom as one of many victims. Felix and Kimberly Rubio celebrated their daughter making the All-A honor roll and getting a superb citizen award at Robb Elementary on Tuesday, shortly earlier than the capturing. In a textual content message to CNN, Felix and Kimberly Rubio stated, “She was sort, candy, and appreciated life. She was going to be an all-star in softball and had a vivid future whether or not it’s sports activities or educational. Please let the world know we miss our child.”
Layla Salazar, 11, has been recognized as one of many victims of Tuesday’s capturing. Layla was an energetic baby who beloved to run, movie TikTok movies and dance, her household instructed CNN. She additionally beloved to swim within the river together with her two massive brothers.
Jailah Nicole Silguero, 10, loved dancing and making TikTok movies, her mom Veronica Luevanos instructed CNN community companion, Univision. Jailah didn’t wish to go to high school Tuesday morning and requested to remain house, however Luevanos stated she instructed her no.
Eliahana “Elijah” Cruz Torres, 10, has been recognized as one of many victims, her aunt Leandra Vera instructed CNN. “Our child gained her wings,” Vera stated.
Rojelio Torres, 10, was additionally killed within the capturing, his aunt Valuable Perez instructed CNN affiliate KSAT. The household waited practically 12 hours to search out out if her nephew was one of many victims, Perez stated. “We’re devastated and heartbroken,” she stated. “Rojer was a really clever, hard-working and useful particular person. He might be missed and by no means forgotten.” In a Fb put up, Torres’ mom Evadulia Orta posted a photograph of her son and wrote “RIP to my son Rojelio Torres we love you and miss you.”