Texas elementary school shooting: Live from Uvalde, Texas
An armed teenager murdered at least nineteen children and two teachers in a shooting at a Texas elementary school just a week after another gunman killed ten people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
The shooter, named 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was shot dead, apparently by police officers present at the scene. One of the victims of the shooting was named Eva Mireles, a fourth-grade teacher.
Her aunt said she was “furious that this shooting continues” in a statement after the attack, adding: “These children are innocent. Guns should not be readily available to everyone.
Three children who were killed in the attack were named Uziyah Garcia, eight, Xavier Javier Lopez, 10, and Jose Flores, 10.
After the attack, Joe Biden urged Congress to end the “carnage” of gun violence in America, saying, “When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” »
Shooter Ramos allegedly shot his grandmother at her home the morning before destroying her car outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. He then ran into the school and started shooting, according to Texas state senator Roland Gutierrez. Mr Biden told the nation it was time to “turn this pain into action” and change gun laws after the massacre.
“Why are we willing to live with this carnage? he said at the White House.
“He was very bubbly, loved dancing with his brothers, his mom”
Lisa Garza, 54, of Arlington, Texas, mourned the death of her cousin, Xavier Javier Lopez, who was looking forward to a summer of swimming.
“He was just a loving 10-year-old boy, just enjoying life, not knowing that this tragedy was going to happen today,” she said.
“He was very bubbly, loved dancing with his brothers, his mum. It just weighed on all of us.
She also lamented what she described as lax gun laws. “We should have more restrictions, especially if these kids are not in their right mindset and all they want to do is just hurt people, especially innocent kids going to school. “said Ms. Garza.
Associated Press report.
Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 8:46 a.m.
NBA coach Steve Kerr condemns Congress for Texas shooting in emotional pre-game speech
The Warriors faced the Dallas Mavericks in a crucial playoff game, but Kerr, a longtime gun control advocate whose father died in a 1984 Beirut terrorist attack, said it was time to do more than just continue with the basketball and take action.
“I’m not going to talk about basketball,” an emotional Kerr began, before slamming his hands on the table and shouting, “When are we going to do something?!”
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Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 8:41 a.m.
Two rifles pictured on Instagram linked to shooter, reports CNN
A photo of two AR15-style rifles appeared on an Instagram account linked to the Texas shooter, CNN reported.
The photo appeared on the stories of the “salv8dor_” Instagram account just three days before the shooter killed at least nineteen children and two teachers at an elementary school.
The guman was named 18-year-old Salvador Ramos. CNN also reported that Ramos has a TikTok page with the “Kids are scared irl” bio profile.
Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 8:30 a.m.
“The nicest little boy I’ve ever known”
Manny Renfro said he learned on Tuesday that his grandson, Uziyah Garcia, 8, was among those killed.
“The sweetest little boy I’ve ever known,” Mr Renfro said. “I’m not saying that just because he was my grandson.”
Mr Renfro said Uziyah last visited him in San Angelo during spring break.
“We started throwing football together and I was teaching him passing patterns. Such a fast little boy and he could catch a ball so well,” Mr Renfro said.
“There were certain plays that I would call that he would remember and he would do it just like we practiced.”
Associated Press report.
Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 8:20 a.m.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky offers condolences to Texas shooting victims
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky offered his condolences to the families of the children killed in the shooting in Texas, calling the attack “terrible”.
“I would like to express my condolences to all the parents and family members of the children who were killed in the horrific shooting at an elementary school in Texas,” Mr Zelensky said as he addressed an event in margin of the World Economic Forum to the Swiss station of Davos by video link.
“As far as I know, 21 people were killed, including 19 children. It’s terrible, to have sniper casualties in calm weather,” he added.
Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 8:16 a.m.
Teacher Eva Mireles and three children among the first named victims
Eva Mireles, a 44-year-old teacher, has been identified by her family as one of two adults killed in a school shooting in Texas.
Three of the 19 children killed in the Robb Elementary School attack have also been named so far: eight-year-old Uziyah Garcia and 10-year-old Xavier Javier Lopez. The Washington Post also named 10-year-old Jose Flores as the victim of the attack.
“He was a very happy little boy,” said his uncle Christopher Salazar, who confirmed his death.
Ms. Mireles’ husband is a school district police officer who is currently investigating the massacre which began late Tuesday morning and ended in the shooting of the gunman.
Confirming the teacher’s death in Facebook posts, her cousin and grandmother said they were devastated by the loss and furious at the gun violence that gripped the country.
“My beautiful cousin! Such a devastating day for all of us! My heart is broken into a million pieces,” said Arizmendi Mireles, her cousin.
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Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 8:11 a.m.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr delivers impassioned speech on gun violence
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr declined to talk about basketball ahead of his team’s playoff game on Tuesday night, instead delivering an impassioned speech about the failure to address gun violence in the United States. United.
“When are we going to do something? I’m tired, I’m so tired of getting up here and offering my condolences to the devastated families out there,” he told a news conference.
Visibly indignant and trembling, Mr Kerr said: “Enough. There are 50 senators right now who refused to vote on HR8, which is a background check rule.
He pleaded with members of Congress, including Mitch McConnell, saying, “Are you going to put your own desire for power on our children?”
“We cannot remain insensitive to this,” he added.
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Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 8:07 a.m.
Pastor says teacher protected students during shooting
A pastor said a teacher at Robb Elementary School tried to protect her young students before she was shot.
Father Jaime Paniagua told reporters he met several people who were injured in the attack while on his way to a hospital in Uvalde, Texas. He described meeting a Border Patrol agent who had been grazed by a buller, a girl who had been shot in the arm, and another girl whose face was bloody from shrapnel, The Washington Post reported.
Speaking of one of the girls he spoke to, Father Paniagua said: “When the shooting happened, she held another girl’s hand and they were screaming. Their teacher protected them and they saw the teacher being shot.
Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 07:58
A neighbor said the shooter had a difficult home life
Ruben Flores, who lived next door to shooter Salvador Ramos and his mother, said the 18-year-old had “quite a difficult life with his mother”.
Talk to The Washington PostMr Flores said he and his wife would invite Ramos to barbecues at his house and sleepovers with their son.
Mr Flores said Ramos was a calm kid but as he grew up he started having problems at home. He said he saw the police at Ramos’ house and witnessed arguments between Ramos and his mother. He said his son’s friendship with Ramos died out around four years ago.
A few months ago, Ramos moved to live with his grandmother across town, according to Mr Flores.
Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 07:51
Texas attorney general calls for teachers to be armed after Uvalde massacre
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton reiterated his call to arm teachers after a gunman killed more than a dozen children and a teacher at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Mr Paxton made the remarks after police killed 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, who opened fire and killed 21 people at Robb Primary School in Uvalde.
The Texas attorney general spoke on Newsmax amid campaigning in a primary runoff against Lands Commissioner George P Bush, where polls close Tuesday night.
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Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 07:40
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