While almost 400 law enforcement officers stood by, nineteen children and two teachers were shot dead in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022, in an elementary school that is 90% Latinx. The victims included 9-year-old Uziyah Garcia, 10-year-old Amerie Jo Garza, 10-year-old Jose Flores, 10-year-old Xavier Lopez, 10-year-old Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, and two of their fourth grade teachers, Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia. The shooting in Uvalde came just 10 days after the massacre in Buffalo.
As reported by DemocracyNow!,
The gunman reportedly bought at least one of his guns on his 18th birthday earlier this month. . . Tuesday’s attack was the deadliest school shooting since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, when a 20-year-old gunman shot dead 26 people, including 20 children between the ages of six and seven.
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