What we know about the victims of the Texas school shooting in Uvalde

Two teachers and 19 children killed in a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday have been identified.

The 21 victims were killed after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, west of San Antonio, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The alleged gunman -- identified by officials as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a student at Uvalde High School -- is dead, authorities said.

PHOTO: Children get on a school bus as law enforcement personnel guard the scene of a suspected shooting near Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022.
Children get on a school bus as law enforcement personnel guard the scene of a suspected shooting near Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022.
Marco Bello/Reuters


"When parents drop their kids off at school, they have every expectation to know that they're going to be able to pick their child up when that school day ends. And there are families who are in mourning right now," Gov. Greg Abbott told reporters.

Here's what we know about the victims so far.

Layla Salazar
 

Layla Salazar (Facebook/Melinda Alejandro Salazar)

Vincent Salazar said his 10-year-old daughter, Layla, loved to swim and dance to TikTok videos. She she won six races at the school’s field day, and Salazar proudly posted a photo of Layla showing off two of her ribbons on Facebook.

Each morning as he drove her to school in his pickup, Salazar would play “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” by Guns N’ Roses and they’d sing along.

“She was just a whole lot of fun,” he said.

Miranda Mathis
 

Miranda Mathis (family photo)

Miranda Mathis’ family searched for her for hours before her cousin confirmed her death, the Dallas Morning News reports. 

“My sweet baby cousin we loved u dearly I’m so sorry this happen to u baby please keep my family in your prayers,” Deanna Miller said on Facebook.

Maite Yuleana Rodriguez

 

Maite Yuleana Rodriguez (GoFundMe)


Family confirmed 10-year-old Maite Yuleana Rodriguez was killed in Tuesday's shooting.

“It is with a heavy heart I come on here on behalf of my cousin Ana who lost her sweet baby girl in yesterday’s senseless shooting,” a family member wrote on Facebook. “Our hearts are shattered.”

Eliana 'Ellie' Garcia

Family photo


Family members identified Eliana "Ellie" Garcia, 9, as one of the victims, according to CNN affiliate KHOU.

Rogelio Lugo and Nelda Lugo, Garcia's grandparents, told the Los Angeles Times that she was a fourth-grader at the school and the second-eldest of five girls in the family.
 
She loved the movie "Encanto," cheerleading and basketball, according to her grandparents. They add that she dreamed of becoming a teacher.
 
Neveah Alyssa Bravo
Nevaeh Alyssa Bravo brought smiles to everyone's faces, her cousin said.

Ten-year-old Nevaeh Alyssa Bravo was killed in the shooting, her cousin told the Washington Post.

Austin Ayala told the paper the family is devastated after losing Nevaeh, whom he said put a smile on everyone's face

Funeral services are pending, according to an online obituary by Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home.

Tess Marie Mata

Tess Marie Mata, 10, was saving up for a family trip to Disney World.
Tess Marie Mata, 10, had been saving money for a trip to Disney World with her family before she was killed at Robb Elementary, her sister, Faith Mata, told The Washington Post.
 
Tess was in the fourth grade and loved TikTok dances, Ariana Grande and the Houston Astros, Faith Mata told the Post.
 
"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," Faith Mata wrote on Twitter.


Makenna Elrod

Makenna Lee Elrod (family photo)


Makenna Lee Elrod was one of the students killed Tuesday, her aunt, Allison McCullough, confirmed to ABC News.

Makenna loved to play softball, do gymnastics, loved to dance and sing, play with fidget toys and spend time with her family, McCullough said. She loved animals and "made friends everywhere she went," her aunt said.

"Her smile would light up a room," she said. Makenna loved to write notes to her family and leave them in hidden places to be found later, her aunt said. Makenna was a natural leader and loved school. She loved going to the ranch with her dad to feed animals and ride on the ranger.

Irma Garcia

Irma Garcia was a teacher at Robb Elementary School. (Photo: Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District)

Irma Garcia was in her 23rd year of teaching. Her son says she tried to shield students from gunfire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to KHQA.

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She, another teacher and 19 children were killed. Garcia's school profile says she had been married for 24 years and had four children.

Jailah Nicole Silguero, 11, and Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10

PHOTO: Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10, in an undated family photo. Leuvanos was killed in the Robb Elementary shooting, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10, in an undated family photo. Leuvanos was killed in the Robb Elementary shooting, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Courtesy Zeke Luevanos


Jailah Nicole Silguero and Jayce Carmelo Luevanos -- cousins who attended Robb Elementary School -- were both killed in the shooting, a family member confirmed to ABC News.

"They were nothing but loving baby angels, always had a smile on their face just full of life," their cousin said in a statement to ABC News. "I can't believe this happened to our angels."

PHOTO: Jailah Nicole Silguero, 11, in an undated family photo. Silguero died in the Robb Elementary School shooting, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Jailah Nicole Silguero, 11, in an undated family photo. Silguero died in the Robb Elementary School shooting, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Courtesy Zeke Luevanos


The cousin said the family's grandpa passed away two weeks ago.

"So much loss in so little time," the cousin said.

Lexi Rubio, 10

Lexi Rubio (courtesy Felix and Kimberly Rubio)

Felix and Kimberly Rubio had just celebrated their daughter Lexi's achievements at school before she was killed. Lexi, who was 10 years old and in the fourth grade, had made the All-A honor roll and received a good citizen award, her parents told CNN.

"We told her we loved her and would pick her up after school. We had no idea this was goodbye," Kimberly Rubio wrote in a post on Facebook.

The parents said they were proud of their daughter.

"She was kind, sweet, and appreciated life. She was going to be an all-star in softball and had a bright future, whether it's sports or academic. Please let the world know we miss our baby."

Jose Flores Jr., 10

Jose Flores Jr. was 10 years old.
 
"He was always full of energy," Flores said. "Ready to play till the night."


Rojelio Torres, 10

Rojelio Torres, 10, was killed by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24, 2022. (Torres family via KSAT)

“Our entire family waited almost 12 hours since the shooting to find out Rojelio Torres my 10 year old nephew, was killed in this tragedy. We are devastated and heartbroken. Rojer was a very intelligent, hard-working and helpful person. He will be missed and never forgotten,” said Precious Perez, Rojelio’s aunt.

Alithia Ramirez, 10

Alithia Ramirez, 10, was one of the victims of Uvalde's Robb Elementary School shooting. (Ryan Ramirez via KSAT)


The father of Alithia Ramirez said 10-year-old Alithia loved to draw and wanted to be an artist, according to KSAT. She had recently submitted a drawing for the Doodle for Google contest.

Annabell Rodriguez, 10, and Jacklyn Jaylen Cazares, 10

PHOTO: Fourth-grader Annabelle Rodriguez, 10, in an undated family photo. Rodriguez was killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Fourth-grader Annabell Rodriguez, 10, in an undated family photo. Rodriguez was killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Courtesy the family of Annabelle Rodriguez


Cousins Annabell Rodriguez and Jacklyn Jaylen Cazares were killed in the mass shooting, their aunt, Polly Flores, confirmed to ABC News.

PHOTO: Fourth-grader Jacklyn Jaylen Cazares, 10, in an undated family photo. Cazares was killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Fourth-grader Jacklyn Jaylen Cazares, 10, in an undated family photo. Cazares was killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Courtesy the family of Jackie Cazares


The two were in the same fourth grade class at Robb Elementary School, Flores said.

Eliahana Cruz Torres

Eliahana Cruz Torres died in the Tuesday shooting, her grandfather Adolfo Cruz confirmed to ABC News. It was confirmed to the family late Tuesday night.

PHOTO: Eliahana Cruz Torres, in an undated family photo. Torres died in the Robb Elementary School shooting on May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Eliahana Cruz Torres, in an undated family photo. Torres died in the Robb Elementary School shooting on May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Courtesy the Cruz family
 

Amerie jo Garza, 10

Amerie jo Garza's father, Angel Garza, told ABC News that his daughter just turned 10 two weeks ago -- her birthday was May 10. Garza met with U.S. Marshals Tuesday night, who informed him that his daughter had been killed in the shooting at her elementary school.

PHOTO: Amerie jo Garza, a victim in the school shooting on May 24, 2022, is pictured in an undated family photo.
Amerie jo Garza, a victim in the school shooting on May 24, 2022, is pictured in an undated family photo.
Courtesy Angel Garza


"Thank you everyone for the prayers and help trying to find my baby," Garza wrote in a statement to ABC News. "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."

Xavier Lopez, 10

PHOTO: Xavier Lopez, a victim in the school shooting on May 24, 2022, is pictured in an undated family photo.
Xavier Lopez, a victim in the school shooting on May 24, 2022, is pictured in an undated family photo.
Courtesy Cecily Saenz and Laura Mejia


Fourth-grader Xavier Lopez died in Tuesday's elementary school shooting, his family confirmed to ABC News.

According to his cousin, Xavier's mom was at his awards ceremony one to two hours prior to the shooting, not knowing it would be the last time she would see him.

Uziyah Garcia

This March 2022 photo provided by Manny Renfro shows his grandson, Uziyah Garcia, while on spring break in San Angelo, Texas. The 8-year-old  was among those killed in Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24 in Uvalde, Texas. (Manny Renfro via AP)
This March 2022 photo provided by Manny Renfro shows his grandson, Uziyah Garcia, while on spring break in San Angelo, Texas. The 8-year-old was among those killed in Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24 in Uvalde, Texas. (Manny Renfro via AP)

Manny Renfro said he got word Tuesday that his grandson, 8-year-old Uziyah Garcia, was among those killed.

“The sweetest little boy that I’ve ever known,” Renfro said. “I’m not just saying that because he was my grandkid.”

Renfro said Uziyah last visited him in San Angelo 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 said. “There were certain plays that I would call that he would remember and he would do it exactly like we practiced.”

Eva Mireles

PHOTO: Eva Mireles, 4th Grade Teacher at Robb Elementary and victim in the school shooting on May 24, 2022, is pictured in an undated family photo.
Eva Mireles, 4th Grade Teacher at Robb Elementary and victim in the school shooting on May 24, 2022, is pictured in an undated family photo.
Courtesy Lydia Martinez Delgado


Eva Mireles, a fourth-grade teacher at the elementary school, was killed in the shooting, her aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado, confirmed to ABC News. She had been a teacher in the school district for approximately 17 years, Delgado said.

"I'm furious that these shooting continue. These children are innocent. Rifles should not be easily available to all," Delgado said. "This is my hometown, a small community of less then 20,000. I never imagined this would happen to especially to loved ones."

"All we can do is pray hard for our country, state, schools and especially the families of all," she said.

 

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