Layla Salazar Obituary, Death – ABC News has obtained information indicating that a fourth-grade teacher, three sets of cousins, and a ten-year-old kid whose relatives referred to him as “the life of the party” were among the victims of a mass shooting that occurred at an elementary school in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a gunman opened fire on May 24 at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, which is located west of San Antonio. The shooting resulted in the deaths of at least 19 children and two instructors.
According to the authorities, the alleged shooter, a student at Uvalde High School named Salvador Ramos, has been killed. Ramos was 18 years old at the time of the incident. “When parents bring their children to school in the morning, it is a given that they will be able to retrieve their child at the conclusion of the school day. This is a fundamental expectation for them. And there are families who are grieving right now,” Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement to the media.
Live updates on the school shooting in Texas; the shooter purchased two rifles just days before the attack.
The following is the information that we currently have regarding the victims. According to statements made to the Associated Press by Layla Salazar’s father, Vincent Salazar, she was one of the people shot during the incident.
Layla would sing along to the song “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses while her father drove her to school each morning. The song was by Guns N’ Roses. The Associated Press was given an account of Layla by her brother, Julien Salazar, who referred to her as “positive” and “energetic.” “She was so happy,” he remarked about her. “She lived her life with such abandon. She had a kind demeanor. Tess Mata’s family has verified to ABC News that the young girl, who was only ten years old, was murdered in the incident.
The family never considered that a school shooting might occur in their relatively tiny town, despite the numerous incidents of school violence that occurred across the country. “Every time we would see another mass shooting on the news, we would say, ‘that won’t happen here,'” Veronica Mata, Tess’s mother, said in an interview with ABC News. “That won’t happen here.” “Something like that would never occur in this town. Not in Uvalde.”
Veronica Mata lamented the loss of her child, stating that she “will never get the chance to hold her again.” Alithia Ramirez was one of the students that passed away, according to ABC News’s findings. Alithia’s grandma, Rosa Maria Ramirez, told ABC News that her granddaughter was an exceptionally gifted child. “She was a very talented little girl,” “She enjoyed drawing all the time.”
On the website for the Uvalde school district is an illustration that was one of the winning entries in a poster contest aimed at preventing bullying and was drawn by Ramirez. According to a screenshot of the artwork that may be found on the school district’s website, the title of the design is “Kindness Takes Courage.” His family verified to ABC News that Uziyah Garcia passed away as a result of the shooting.
According to his grandfather, Manny Renfro, Uziyah is “the sweetest little boy that I’ve ever known.” This quote was given to the Associated Press by Manny Renfro.
“I’m not just saying that because he was my grandkid,” added Renfro, who had not seen his grandson since the time that the latter traveled to San Angelo for spring break. “I’m not just saying that because he was my grandkid.”