4th Grade Teacher Is First Victim Identified in Uvalde Shooting

Eva Mireles (Credit: Lydia Martinez Delgado)

We’ve been bringing you coverage of the horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The latest reports are that 18 children and two adults have been killed.


KSAT12 News, San Antonio’s ABC affiliate, has identified Fourth Grade Teacher Eva Mireles as the first victim and shared photos provided by her aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado. Delgado indicates Mireles had been a teacher for 17 years with Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.


Mireles’ aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado, issued the following statement:

“My niece, Eva Mireles, approximately 17 yr teacher for UCISD along with another teacher and 18 children lost her lives to a senseless tragic shooting. I’m furious that these shooting continue, these children are innocent, rifles should not be easily available to all. This is a my hometown a small community of less then 20,000. I never imagined this would happen to especially to loved ones. not all the facts have been released yet all we can do is pray hard for our country, state, schools and especially the families of all.”


Also per that report, additional victims are in critical condition, including a 10-year-old girl and a 66-year-old woman. Others are listed in serious condition.

ABC7 (Los Angeles) reports Mireles “was a mother and wife who loved running and hiking, according to Robb Elementary School’s website.”

This is a developing story. We’ll continue to provide updates as additional information becomes available.


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