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The victims of the tragic school shooting in Texas

  • Amerie Jo Garza, a young girl with a radiant smile, had just celebrated her 10th birthday in mid-May.
  • Eva Mireles was one of two teachers killed by the 18-year-old gunman on Tuesday. By the early forties, she had been teaching for 17 years.
  • Xavier Lopez, 10, “loved to dance,” his uncle Benito Martinez told Fox News Tuesday night.

A young boy who loved to dance, a girl who was “the happiest ever” – here’s a closer look at four of the victims of the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that cost 19 children and two teachers their lives.

Amerie Jo Garza, big sister

Amerie Jo Garza, a young girl with a radiant smile, had just celebrated her 10th birthday in mid-May.

For unbearably long hours on Tuesday, her father Angel Garza had no news of her.

“I’m not asking for much or hardly even posting here, but please, it’s 7 hours ago and I still have not heard anything about my love,” he wrote on Facebook along with a picture of him hugging his laughing daughter.

Several hours later, he posted again.

“Thank you all for the prayers and the help in finding my baby,” he said. “My little love now flies high with the angels above.”

He added:

I love you Amerie Jo. Take care of your little brother for me.

Ellie Garcia, ‘A Doll’

“Our Ellie was a doll and was the happiest ever,” Ellie Garcia’s father, Steven Garcia, wrote on Facebook. “I wanted DJ for her for her party like she wanted me too !!!”

He added:

Mom and Dad love that you will never forget it, and please try to stay by our side.

Ellie’s mother Jennifer Lugo also posted many pictures of her daughter on social media. “My heart is broken,” she wrote along with a picture of Ellie at her first communion in 2021, dressed in white and beaming toward the camera.

“I feel so numb. I miss you honey !!!!!”

Eva Mireles, teacher

Eva Mireles was one of two teachers killed by the 18-year-old gunman on Tuesday. By the early forties, she had been teaching for 17 years.

She loved to run and hike, according to a short biography about her, which was posted on the school’s website.

“And now you can just watch me ride !!” she added.

Mireles leaves behind her husband, a daughter and three pets.

Irma Garcia, mother of four

Irma Garcia had taught for 23 years at Robb Elementary, the school that targeted the attack. She had been a co-teacher at Mireles for five years.

A mother of four who had been married for 24 years, Garcia loved grilling with her husband and listening to music.

Her eldest son is in the U.S. Marines, while another attends Texas State University. Her eldest daughter is in high school for the second time, and her youngest is in seventh grade.

Xavier Lopez, the dancer

Xavier Lopez, 10, “loved to dance,” his uncle Benito Martinez told Fox News Tuesday night.

“Oh man, he would dance even when he was sweating, but he didn’t care,” Martinez said of his young, dark-haired nephew.

“Last Sunday he was at my daughter’s birthday party,” Martinez said, smiling at the memory. “He was dancing.”

Jose Flores, the good student

Ten-year-old Jose Flores “loved going to school,” his uncle Christopher Salazar told The Washington Post.

“He was a very happy little boy. He loved both his parents … and loved to laugh and have fun,” Salazar said of the fourth grade, adding, “He was very smart.”

Just hours before the shooting, Flores received an award for getting the school’s honor roll.


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The victims of the tragic school shooting in Texas

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