One of the Robb Elementary School shooting victims has been identified as Fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles. Lydia Martinez Delgado, Eva’s aunt, told Abc News that her niece was employed in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District for 17 years. In a statement, she said,
“I’m furious that these shootings continue. These children are innocent. Rifles should not be easily available to all. This is my hometown, a small community of less than 20,000. I never imagined this would happen to especially loved ones,” she said. “All we can do is pray hard for our country, state, schools, and especially the families of all.”
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As we reported earlier, Eva is one of several victims whose lives were cut short at the hands of 18-year-old Salvador Ramos. Everyone has spoken out about the shooting, including President Joe Biden. While addressing the nation, he condemned the shooting saying,
“I had hoped when I became president I would not have to do this — again.” He added, “Another massacre. Uvalde, Texas. An elementary school. Beautiful, innocent second, third and fourth graders. And how many scores of little children who witnessed what happened — see their friends die, as if they’re in a battlefield, for God’s sake. They’ll live with it the rest of their lives.”
In addition to the victims, CBS News reports that Customs and Border Protection agents exchanged gunfire with Salvador, which resulted in one agent being shot in the head. Fortunately, the agent is in stable condition at the hospital. Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Marsha Catron Espinosa said,
“U.S. Border Patrol Agents responded to a law enforcement request for assistance regarding an active shooter situation inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Upon entering the building, agents and other law enforcement officers faced gunfire from the subject, who was barricaded inside.”
Our thoughts continue to go out to all the victims involved in this tragedy.
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