The first emotional wake for one of the 21 victims of the Texas school shooting took place on Monday.
Little Amerie Jo Garza – who called 911 for help when she was shot and killed by deranged 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos – was commemorated at a day-long wake at the Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home in Uvalde.
The fourth-grader turned 10 just two weeks before her death last week at Robb Primary School in Uvalde. She is due to be buried on Tuesday.
Her stepfather, medical technician Angel Garza, was tending to another victim when he learned the girl he had raised as his own was among the dead, his mother told People magazine.
“He helped kids,” Berlinda Arreola said of her son.
She said he learned the tragic news about his stepdaughter when another bloodied student told him it was Amerie’s blood on her.
Vigils and funerals for the victims will continue throughout the week.
A total of 19 fourth-graders and two adult teachers were killed in the shooting, one of the largest in U.S. history and the deadliest elementary school shooting since the 2012 massacre of 26 students and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/30/wake-held-for-uvalde-texas-school-shooting-victim-amerie-jo-garza/ Wake was being held for Amerie Jo Garza, the victim of a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas