We continue to learn more about the horrible masses Rob Primary School Uvalade, Texas – and we’re terrified later because young victims’ families are forced to deal with unimaginable situations.
The shocking school shooting happened Tuesday when an 18-year-old gunman entered a school in a small Texas town and brutally killed 19 children and two teachers. Following this, celebrities and members of the public have called for immediate and effective gun control measures.
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Now, we hear more heartbreaking stories about people who lost loved ones in tragedy. On wednesday CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper Held a live interview with a first respondent named Uvalde Angel GarzaWho revealed to the news presenter that he had lost his 10-year-old daughter Amery Joe Garza In horrible cases.
Even more catastrophic, as Angel reports to a TV news reporter, he personally responded to the power of his work as a paramedic in elementary school when he was told of Amery’s death by his young best friend, who was in the classroom. With tears in her eyes, Angel told the national news outlet:
“A little girl was covered in blood from head to toe. For example, I thought he was injured. I asked her what was wrong and she said she was OK. He said historically that they shot his best friend. They killed her best friend and she is not breathing. He was trying to call the police and I asked the little girl her name… and she said, ‘Amery.’
Angel, who told Cooper that Amery turned 10 just two weeks before the horrific shooting, explained that as soon as the shooting happened, he tried to call the police to help his classmates:
“Just before the shooting, he received an award for his honor roll yesterday. He was very smart and a good child. Amery is known as a hero and the shooter tried to call 911 before taking his life. “
Our hearts are broken. Angel added that Amery was “the sweetest girl”, explaining that she was cautious and helpful in her very short life:
“She was so scared of strangers and things like that, she would lock the door when I went out to give gas to the car. It was literally like her worst fear. And she was just trying to help everyone.”
We can’t even imagine going through something like that – and then going on national TV and talking about it and giving viewers a glimpse into such a raw, unimaginable world. You can watch Angel’s full interview with Cooper, including the grieving father’s explanation of how he and his wife are explaining the situation to their 3-year-old son (below):
We send our condolences to the family of Garza, but to be honest, it never seems enough.
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