What we know about the victims of the Uvalde school shooting

7:50 p.m.

Joseph Flores, 10 years old

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Jose Flores

Christopher Salazar


Jose Flores was killed on Tuesday, his aunt, Lydia Salazar Torrez, told CBS News. His uncle, Christopher Salazar, wrote a touching Facebook tribute to the 10-year-old.

“I’m going to miss you baby Jose I still can’t believe this happened my heart is broken just hearing them tell us you’re gone it hurts me I love you so much and I wish May you always be here. I will miss you so much rest in heaven my beautiful angel”

In another post, Salazar wrote, “I love you and miss you.”

7:48 p.m.

Tess Marie Mata

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Tess Marie Mata

Faith Mata


Faith, Tess Marie Mata’s sister, told CBS News the child was among those killed in the shooting. She also shared a Facebook post about her sister’s death.

“My sweet little sister, I never thought I would type something like this. Honestly, I have no words, just sadness, confusion and anger. I’m sad because we don’t can we ever team up with mom and dad again and tell you how much we mean to each other i’m confused because how can something like this happen to my sweet, caring and beautiful sister, and i’m in angry because a coward took you from us Sissy I miss you so much I just want to hold you and tell you how pretty you are I want to take you outside and practice softball I want leaving for one last family vacation, I want to hear your infectious laugh, and I want you to listen to me tell you how much I love you Tessy mom, dad, and I wouldn’t be the same without you but we are comforted to know that you are waiting for us in heaven and you have a place for us we have a sassy guardian angel that i know will protect our family. Until we meet Tess Marie, love your Big Sister”

7:46 p.m.

Irma Garcia

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Irma Garcia

Robb Elementary School website


Irma Garcia’s nephew John Martinez said she “didn’t make it” in a tweet on Tuesday.

“My tia did not survive, she sacrificed herself to protect the children in her class, I beg you to keep my family including all of her family in your prayers, IRMA GARCIA IS HER NAME and she died in HERO. she was loved by many and will be truly missed.”

Garcia was female and had four children, according to a GoFundMe page. She worked as a fourth grade teacher at Robb Elementary School and was “sweet, kind, loving. Fun with the greatest personality”.

“She sacrificed herself to protect the kids in her class. She was a hero,” GoFundMe said.

15:52 / May 25, 2022

Nevaeh Bravo

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Nevaeh Brav

Nevaeh Brav’s uncle told CBS News the girl was killed. Earlier Tuesday, a cousin posted on Facebook that her family was looking for her following the shooting.

3:50 p.m. / May 25, 2022

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10 years old

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Jayce Carmelo Luevanos

A family member told CBS News that Jayce Carmelo Luevanos was killed.

15:41 / May 25, 2022

Jackie Cazares

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Jackie Cazares, 10.

Jacinto Cazares Facebook


Jacinto Cazares, the father of Jackie Cazares, said his daughter died in the shooting.

“We are devastated in some ways hope no one ever passes,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

“Taken from arms and lives, in this cowardly way, so young, so innocent, full of life and love. It hurts our souls. We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts, for your love, your support and your prayers”. My little girl will always be with us and those she touched. May your death not be in vain, something will be done, I promised you. Be torn with the rest of the angels, darling. Dad, Mom, Sister, Brother and you will be missed by the whole family forever. Baby girl, we all love you with all of our hearts. Rest in peace, my little girl.”

Jackie’s cousin and best friend Annabell Rodriguez also died in the school shooting.

3:25 p.m. / May 25, 2022

Jailah Nicole Silguero, 10 years old

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Jailah Nicole Silguero, 10 years old

Veronique Luevanos


A family member told CBS News that Jailah Nicole Silguero died in the shooting. She didn’t want to go to school on Tuesday, believing something bad was going to happen, her mother, Veronica Luevanos, told Univision, according to the AP. One of Silguero’s cousins ​​was killed.

15:18 / May 25, 2022

Alexandria “Lexi” Aniyah Rubio

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Lexi Rubi’s grandmother confirmed to CBS News that she died in Tuesday’s shooting. In a Facebook post, Kimberly Mata-Rubio remembered her daughter, saying her family was with her at school just hours before she was killed.

“My beautiful and intelligent Alexandria Aniyah Rubio was recognized today for the All-A Honor Roll,” her post read. “She also received the Good Citizen Award. We told her we loved her and would pick her up after school. We didn’t know it was goodbye.”

2:13 p.m. / May 25, 2022

Layla Salazar, 10 years old

Vincent Salazar said his 10-year-old daughter Layla was among those killed.

Layla enjoyed swimming and dancing to videos on TikTok, her father told the AP. An avid runner, she won six races on the school’s field day, and Salazar proudly posted a photo of Layla showing off two of her ribbons on Facebook.

2:13 p.m. / May 25, 2022

Eliahna Garcia, 10 years old

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Photo provided by Siria Arizmendi showing her niece, Eliahna Garcia, 10.

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Eliahna Garcia’s family learned on Tuesday that the 10-year-old girl was among the victims, her aunt, Siria Arizmemdi, told the AP.

“She was very happy and very outgoing,” said Arizmendi, a fifth-grade teacher at Flores Elementary School in the same school district. “She loved to dance and play sports. She was big in the family, loved being with the family.”

2:07 p.m. / May 25, 2022

Amerie Jo Garza, 10 years old

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Amerie Jo Garza

Angel Garza Facebook


Angel Garza’s stepdaughter Amerie was just two weeks past her 10th birthday when he dropped her off at school for what turned out to be the last time.

“She was the cutest thing. She’s so creative. She just got an award for being the most creative,” Garza told CBS News.

She was shot and killed in her fourth grade class.

His parents don’t know what to say to his 3-year-old brother, Zayne. “Every morning he wakes up, he asks for his sister,” Garza said.

“I don’t know what to do, man. She didn’t deserve this. I just want to protect my little girl.”

Garza’s father, Alfred Garza III, wrote of his death in a Facebook post, saying, “My one and only baby. I will miss you very much Amerie. You did NOT deserve this or the other kids. I would do anything to see you again Fly high my Amerie Jo and tell grandma we miss her Visit me in my dreams anytime.

2:07 p.m. / May 25, 2022

Rogelio Torres, 10 years old

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Rogelio Torres

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Rogelio Torres’ father, Frederico, confirmed to CBS affiliate KHOU on Wednesday that the 10-year-old was one of the children killed in the shooting.

2:06 p.m. / May 25, 2022

Xavier Lopez, 10 years old

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Xavier Lopez

Laura Mejia


Xavier Lopez was looking forward to a summer of swimming, according to his cousin Lisa Garza, who confirmed his death to The Associated Press.

“He was just a loving 10-year-old boy, just enjoying life, not knowing that this tragedy was going to happen today,” Garza, 54, said. “He was very bubbly, loved dancing with his brothers, his mother. It just affected us all.”

2:06 p.m. / May 25, 2022

Annabelle Rodriguez, 10 years old

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Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez

Annabelle Rodriguez was a third-grade student at Robb Elementary, her family told CBS affiliate KHOU. She was in the same room as her cousin, Jackie Cazareswho was also killed.

Their aunt, Letty Hernandez, wrote that the two girls “were not only cousins, but also best friends.”

2:05 p.m. / May 25, 2022

Uziyah Garcia, 8 years old

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This March 2022 photo provided by Manny Renfro shows his grandson, Uziyah Garcia.

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Uziyah Garcia died on Tuesday, his family told CBS News. Nikki Cross, his aunt, said in a Facebook post the day of the shooting that her family was looking for him.

Garcia was described by his grandfather Manny Renfro as a smart boy with a fantastic memory, according to The Associated Press.

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

2:04 p.m. / May 25, 2022

Eva Mireles, 44 years old

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Eva Mireles

Lydia Martinez Delgado


Eva Mireles was a fourth-grade teacher at Robb Elementary School and was one of the first victims identified by family and police. She was described by those who knew her as a loving wife and mother, reports the Associated Press.

According to her teacher profile, she was an educator for 17 years and loved running and hiking.

“She was adventurous,” relative Amber Ybarra told the AP, confirming her death. “I would definitely say these wonderful things about her. She will definitely be missed dearly.”

In a statement to CBS News, her aunt called it a “very sad day in the Uvalde community” and called for “expanded gun rules.”

“Let this be the last community affected by this and let’s push together for gun laws,” said Lydia Martinez Delgado.

A person who identified as Mireles’ daughter, Adalynn, wrote a heartfelt message on Twitter, saying, “My heart will be broken forever.”

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