THE Texas school shooting has sent shockwaves worldwide as the extent of the massacre became clear.
Salvador Ramos’ rampage claimed 21 lives, but who were they?
Who are Salvador Ramos’ victims in the Texas school shooting?
Salvador Ramos killed 21 people in total.
19 children and two teachers were confirmed dead in the massacre.
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10-year-old Amerie Garza was confirmed dead by her parents.
Angel Garza posted on Facebook that his daughter Amerie had been killed.
“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,” he said.
Family members also confirmed the death of Xavier Lopez, 10, who was a 4th grader at Robb Elementary.
Lisa Garza said her cousin Xavier “was just a loving 10-year-old little boy, just enjoying life, not knowing that this tragedy was going to happen today”.
“He was very bubbly, loved to dance with his brothers, his mom.”
The three other children confirmed dead were named as Uziyah Garcia, Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez and Nevaeh Bravo.
The fourth-grade school teacher was another who died after the heinous attack.
Lydia Martinez Delgado said her niece was killed. She told KSAT: “I’m furious that these shooting continue, these children are innocent, rifles should not be easily available to all.
“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.”
According to Mireles’ profile on the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District website, she had been an educator for 17 years.
It also said she has a daughter in college and loved running and hiking.
Irma Garcia was the other teacher who was sadly murdered.
Her nephew tweeted that “she sacrificed herself protecting the kids in her classroom” and “died a hero”.
She was married with four children and had been teaching for 23 years.
What happened in the Texas school shooting?
Ramos shot dead 19 children and two adults in the horrific mass murder at Robb Elementary.
Reports say he crashed his car outside the school and went inside armed with two military-style rifles at around 11.30am.
He had hinted on social media of an upcoming attack after purchasing the weapons on his 18th birthday.
Although the tragic incident is still under investigation, but authorities believe Ramos acted alone.
As well as the dead at least a dozen others have been injured including a 66-year-old woman in critical condition, a 10-year-old girl in critical condition, a 10-year-old girl in good condition, and a 9-year-old girl in fair condition.
The 18-year-old’s rampage marks the deadliest at a U.S. grade school since the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, nearly a decade ago.
The shooting also came just days after ten people were killed during a mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, NY.