The First Victim of the Texas School Shooting Identified as a Fourth-Grade Teacher

A fourth-grade teacher was the first victim to be identified in the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, a horrific mass shooting. According to the latest reports, 18 children and two adults were killed. KSAT12 News, San Antonio's ABC affiliate, has identified fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles as the first victim. The station also shared images provided by her aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado. Delgado said that Mireles had been a teacher for 17 years in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.

According to KSAT, the aunt of Mireles, Lydia Martinez Delgado, released this statement: “My niece, Eva Mireles, approximately 17 yr teacher for UCISD along with another teacher and 18 children lost her lives to a senseless tragic shooting. I'm furious that these shootings continue, these children are innocent, rifles should not be easily available to all. This is my hometown, a small community of less than 20,000. I never imagined this would happen to especially to loved ones. Not all the facts have been released yet all we can do is pray hard for our country, state, schools and especially the families of all.”

In the same report, additional victims were listed in critical condition, including an 11-year-old girl and an elderly woman aged 66. Some are in serious condition.

ABC7 (Los Angeles) reported that Mireles “was a mother and wife who loved running and hiking, according to Robb Elementary School's website.”

This is a developing story as more information is made available.

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