WALDE, Texas – Fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles was killed along with at least 19 children during a shooting at an elementary school in Uwald, Texas. Before the attack on Rob Elementary School, Grandma Shooter was also killed.

Mireles has worked in the United Independent School District of Uwalde for 17 years, according to a statement from her aunt Lydia Martinez Delgado.

“I am furious that these shootings continue. These children are innocent. Rifles should not be easily accessible to everyone. This is my hometown, a small community of less than 20,000 people. I never thought this would happen to particularly loved ones … All we can do is pray hard for our country, the state, the schools and especially for everyone’s families, “said her aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado.

According to Rob Elementary School, she was a mother and wife who loved to run and go hiking website.

10-year-old Xavier Lopez was identified by the family as one of 19 children killed at the school. He was in the fourth grade.

His cousin said that a few hours before the shooting his mother attended his son’s award ceremony, not knowing it would be the last time she would see him.

Sources told ABC News that the death toll is expected to rise.

Uwalde Memorial Hospital reported that 15 students at Rob Elementary School are being treated at the hospital’s emergency department after the incident. Two patients were transferred to San Antonio for treatment, and a third was awaiting transfer, the hospital said. A 45-year-old man was also hospitalized after being hit by a bullet, the hospital said.

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The University of Health in San Antonio said two patients in the shooting – a 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl – were in critical condition.

Some of the victims were children of customs and border guards, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

Authorities did not name the dead.

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Brendan Elrod told ABC News on Tuesday afternoon that he was looking for his 10-year-old daughter and feared that “she may not be alive”.

He said “on the way to the funeral home” because “we can’t find my daughter”.

“It’s pretty sad what this world is up to,” Elrod said.

President Joe Biden, who was briefed on the incident, said his “prayers with the families affected by this horrific event”.

This is an evolving story. Stay tuned.

ABC News contributed to this report.

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