Here Are the Victims in the Uvalde Shooting

Townhall Media/Julio Rosas

Many of the victims of the Uvalde mass shooting were fourth-graders. Two adult teachers were killed trying to protect their students.

We reported on the first victim named last night, Eva Mireles, 44. She worked for the school for 17 years, was married to a police officer, and had a daughter.


“She was the sweetest person and she would take her cute dogs out on walks and she would say, ‘Hi,’ said one of her neighbors.

“Her husband is a police officer and they are just very nice people. We are in shock something like this would happen. This is a quiet community.”

Here are the rest of the victims who have been identified so far.

Irma Garcia, 46, was the second teacher who was killed. Her son said law enforcement on the scene saw her shielding a student.

She taught at the school for 23 years, had a husband and four children, and loved barbecuing with her husband.


Amerie Jo Garza, 10, had just been named to the Honor Roll. She had her 10th birthday two weeks ago. Her grandmother said that the gunman came into the classroom and told the class they were going to die. Amerie was calling 911 to help her classmates when she was shot in front of her best friend, according to her grandmother.

Xavier Lopez, 10, had also just been named to the Honor Roll. His mother had been at the school for the Honor Roll ceremony earlier in the day, not knowing it was the last time she would see him. She hugged him and told him that she was proud of him and loved him. “He was funny, never serious and his smile… that smile I will never forget,” she said. “It would always cheer anyone up.”

Uziyah Garcia was “the sweetest little boy that I’ve ever known,” Manny Renfro, his grandfather said. “I’m not just saying that because he was my grandkid.”

“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.”


Frederico Torres was one of the parents who wasn’t immediately getting answers to what had happened to his child, one whose child was termed “missing.”

Unfortunately, Rogelio Torres, 10, was among the children killed. His aunt described him as a “very intelligent, hard-working and helpful person. He will be missed and never forgotten.”

Nevaeh Bravo was remembered by her cousin who said that she was now with the angels.

Makenna Elrod, 10 was another child whose parents were desperately searching for her after the shooting.

“It’s pretty sad what this world’s coming to,” he told TV station KTRK.

Pilar Newberry’s daughter attended tumbling classes with Makenna. She said: “Sweet Makenna Rest in Paradise!! My heart is shattered as my daughter Chloe loved her so much!!”

“I’ll never forget how excited she was to meet a new friend from a different school! Just a few weeks ago she got a friendship bracelet from her at the ballpark and she wears it every day! When she wakes up tomorrow she’s going to be devastated. Praying so hard for her sweet family!!!!”


Eliahana “Elijah” Cruz Torres, 10, didn’t want to go to school on Tuesday, according to her great-grandfather Adolfo Cruz.

He waited for news of her through the night, hoping that she was alive. But she was among the dead.

Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10, was killed along with her cousin. Annabell’s father had been searching for her, saying they didn’t know where to go.

Jackie Cazares, 10, was Annabell’s cousin.

The parents of Ellie Lugo, 10, expressed their love for her, “Mom and Dad love you never forget that and please try and stay by our side.”


Another pair of cousins were also killed — Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10, and Jailah Silguero.

Alithia Ramirez, 10, wanted to be an artist and loved to draw, her father said, and she had entered a drawing for the Doodle for Google contest.

Tess Mata, 10, was remembered by her sister, Faith, “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.”

Alexandria Rubio, 10, was remembered by her mother Kimberly Mata-Rubio, “My beautiful, smart, Alexandria Aniyah Rubio was recognized today for All-A honor roll. She also received the good citizen award. We told her we loved her and would pick her up after school. We had no idea this was goodbye.”


Jose Flores, 10 was a “very happy little boy,” his cousin, Christopher Salazar, said. “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.”

Miranda Mathis, 10, was killed but her brother who was also at the school, survived.

Maite Rodriguez, 10, was also named to the Honor Roll.

At least 17 other people including children and law enforcement were also injured in the attack and the woman — believed to be the shooter’s grandmother — was in critical condition at the hospital.

People in the area came out in droves to donate blood for the victims.



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