Child death toll rises to 19 as Biden calls for action


Texas Elementary School Shooting: Live Broadcast in Uvalde, Texas

A teenage gunman killed at least 19 children and two teachers in a massacre at a Texas elementary school a week after another shooter killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, Texas.

The shooter, named 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was shot and killed by police at the scene. One of the victims is known as Eva Mireles, a fourth-grade teacher.

“I am upset that these shootings continue,” her aunt said in a statement after the attack. “These children are innocent. Rifles shouldn’t be readily available to anyone.”

The three children killed in the attack are 8-year-old Uziyah Garcia, 10-year-old Xavier Javier Lopez and 10-year-old Jose Flores.

After the attack, Joe Biden urged Congress to end the “genocide” of gun violence in the United States.

The shooter was allegedly shot at his grandmother’s home in the morning before wrecking a car outside Rob Elementary School in Yuvalde, Texas. According to Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez, he ran to school and started shooting. Former Vice President Biden said it was time to “turn this pain into action” and change gun laws after the massacre.

“Why do we want to live with this genocide?” He said at the White House.

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz reacts to shooting

International reaction to the Texas massacre as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pays tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks.

In a statement on Twitter, he called the shooting “an unimaginable genocide”, referring to “the victims and their families”.

Read his full comment here.

Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 09:03

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Mexican government providing consular advice on shootings

The Mexican government is contacting police to ascertain whether any civilians were killed in the shooting.

“The Mexican consulate in Eagle Pass is contacting police to identify Mexican victims,” ​​the Mexican government said in a statement on Tuesday. In addition, the consulate-general in Eagle Pass and the Mexican consulate in San Antonio are in contact with the hospitals to which the wounded were transported and are checking to see if any of them are Mexican nationals.”

“The Mexican government strongly condemns this act of violence that has devastated the lives and families of children in a predominantly Hispanic town,” they added.

Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 09:00

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‘He was very cheerful and liked to dance with his brother and his mother’

Lisa Garza, 54, of Arlington, Texas, mourned the death of her cousin Xavier Javier Lopez, who was looking forward to a summer swim.

“He was just a loving 10-year-old boy, he was just enjoying life, he never knew this tragedy would happen today,” she said.

“He was very cheerful and liked to dance with his brother, his mother. This has harmed all of us.”

She also lamented what she described as loose gun technique. “Especially if these kids are insane and trying to hurt people, especially if innocent kids go to school, we need to put more restrictions,” Garza said.

Associated Press reports.

Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 08:46

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NBA coach Steve Kerr condemned Congress for the Texas shooting in a pre-game speech.

The Warriors were playing against the Dallas Mavericks in the crucial playoff game. But Kerr, a longtime supporter of gun control, said when his father died in a terrorist attack in Beirut in 1984, he had to do more than just keep playing basketball. action.

“I’m not going to talk about basketball.” Emotional Kerr started yelling, banging his hands on the table.

Read the full story here:

Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 08:41

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Photo of two rifles linked to shooter on Instagram, CNN Report

Photos of two AR15-style rifles were posted on the Instagram account linked to the Texas shooter. CNN reported

A photo was posted in a story on the Instagram account ‘salv8dor_’ just three days before a gunman killed at least 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school.

Guman was named 18-year-old Salvador Ramos. CNN Ramos also reported that he had a TikTok page with his profile profile.

Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 08:30

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‘The cutest little boy I know’

Manny Renfro said Tuesday he was informed that his grandson, 8, Uziyah Garcia, had died.

“He’s the cutest little kid I know,” Renfro said. “I’m not saying that just because he’s my grandson.”

Renfro said Uziyah last visited him in San Angelo during spring break.

“We started throwing the ball together and I was teaching him pass patterns. A young boy so fast and he was able to catch the ball very well,” said Mr Renfro.

“There was a certain play that I called him to remember and do exactly what we practiced.”

(AP)

Associated Press reports.

Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 08:20

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pays tribute to victims of Texas shooting

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the attack “terrible” and expressed his condolences to the families of the children killed in the Texas massacre.

“I express my condolences to all the relatives and families of the children who died in the Texas elementary school shooting,” Prime Minister Zelensky said at an event held at the World Economic Forum at the World Economic Forum. Swiss resort in Davos via video link.

“As far as I know, 21 people have died, including 19 children. It is terrifying to have victims of a shooting at such a peaceful time,” he added.

Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 08:16

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Teacher Eva Mireles and three children of the first victims

The 44-year-old teacher Eva Mireles is one of two adults killed in the Texas school shooting, confirmed by her family.

Three of the 19 children killed in the attack at Robb Elementary School have so far been identified. Washington Post It also identified 10-year-old Jose Flores as a victim of the attack.

“He was a very happy little boy,” said his uncle, Christopher Salazar, who confirmed his death.

Ms Mireles’ husband is currently a district police officer investigating a massacre that began late Tuesday morning and ended with a gunman’s death.

Confirming the teacher’s death in a Facebook post, her cousin and grandmother said they felt lost and angry at the gun violence sweeping the country.

“My beautiful cousin! What a devastating day for all of us! My heart has been shattered in a million pieces,” said her cousin Arizmendi Mireles.

Read the full story here:

Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 08:11

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Golden State Warriors manager Steve Kerr gave a passionate speech on gun violence.

Instead of talking about basketball ahead of his team’s playoff game on Tuesday night, Golden State Warriors manager Steve Kerr gave a passionate speech about his failure to address gun violence in America.

“When are we going to do something? I’m tired. I am so tired of getting up here and paying my condolences to the devastated families there,” he said at a press conference.

Visibly angry and trembling, Mr. Kerr said. Currently, 50 senators are refusing to vote on HR8, the background check rule.”

He pleaded with members of Congress, including Mitch McConnell, to:

“We cannot be numb to this,” he added.

See his statement here.

Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 08:07

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Senior Pastor “Teacher who protected students during shooting”

One pastor said that a teacher at Robb Elementary School tried to protect young students before being shot.

Father Jaime Paniagua told reporters that while visiting a hospital in Uvalde, Texas, he met several people injured during the attack. He explained that he had met another girl, a border patrol agent who had rubbed the matador, a girl with a gunshot wound to her arm, and a bloody face from debris. Washington Post reported

Father Paniagua said of a girl he was talking to. Their teacher protected them and they saw the teacher shot.”

Holly BancroftMay 25, 2022 07:58

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