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Robb Elementary School Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas 2022

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Robb Elementary School Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas 2022

ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MASS SHOOTING IN UVALDE, TEXAS 2022

  • This horribly tragic and widely publicized incident occurred just one week after a widely publicized mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York
  • At a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde,Texas, 19 students and 2 teachers were shot and killed.
  • 18 year old Salvatore Ramos' birthday was on May 16th.
  • He went to purchase ammunition right after his 18th birthday, to carry out the mass shooting.
  • Subsequently, after, he was killed in a shootout with police.

Joe Garcia & Irma Garcia

JOE GARCIA & IRMA GARCIA


One of the teachers that died in this mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas was named Irma Garcia. She was 40 years old at the time of her death.

Her 48 year old husband, Guadalupe "Joe" Garcia died a few days later of a heart attack. Many speculate that he had "broken heart syndrome" while grieving about the death of his wife and speculate that this could have contributed to his own death.

The couple, Joe Garcia and Irma Garcia, had four children who are now orphaned.

The mass shooter's grandmother was also one of his victims

THE MASS SHOOTER'S OWN GRANDMOTHER WAS ALSO ONE OF HIS VICTIMS


Salvatore Ramos, the perpetrator, lived with his grandmother, a woman in her sixties. Prior to the mass shooting, he shot his grandmother as well. She is expected to recover.

Witnesses

WITNESSES


Before the mass shooting, Salvatore Ramos crashed his truck near to Robb Elementary School and was seen by two witnesses. He was seen loading a rifle near to the truck.

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The witnesses ran into a nearby funeral home when Salvatore Ramos pointed the gun at them.

Outraged parents

OUTRAGED PARENTS


Parents waiting outside of the school building were outraged that they were commanded by police to wait outside when they wanted to go into the school to find their kids.

Delayed police response

DELAYED POLICE RESPONSE TO MASS SHOOTING AT ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN UVALDE, TEXAS


Reportedly, the police themselves waited over 40 minutes to enter the school building.

Once in the building, the police waited even longer to go down the hallway and pursue the shooter.

Healing music

HEALING MUSIC


A Mariachi band, 50 members strong traveled to Uvalde, Texas from elsewhere in Texas to perform and provide healing music for the mass shooting victims' families and the Uvalde, Texas community.

Celebrities visited to pay their respects

CELEBRITIES VISITED TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS

  • Celebrity, actor Matthew McConaughey's hometown is Uvalde, Texas and after this tragedy, he visited a memorial there to pay his respects.
  • Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was also seen paying her respects and taking flowers to a memorial in Uvalde, Texas.
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