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Kendall, the only Uvalde TX shooting survivor, expected to make full recovery

Shania Wilson May 26, 2022
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A school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has claimed the lives of 19 children and two adults, the BBC reports.

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The same publication reports that 17 others were injured during the attack which resulted in law enforcement killing the teenage gunman.

According to Dredds World, Robb Elementary pupil Kendall is the only survivor of the school shooting, despite being shot a reported five times.

Kendall is now expected to make a full recovery after undergoing surgery.

Here’s what we know.

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School shooting shakes Uvalde community

Following 17 injured people, 19 children and two teachers were killed in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on 24 May.

The gunman, now identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, opened fire at 11.32 am local time. Investigators believe the attacker acted alone “during this heinous crime”, and had shot his grandmother earlier that day.

Authorities said he legally bought the guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition following his 18th birthday and days before the attack.

As reported by the BBC, Texas officials said Ramos was inside the school in Uvalde for up to an hour before he was killed by law enforcement.

Several of the children who died have been identified, and the two teachers, Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia, have also been identified.

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Kendall is expected to make a full recovery

As reported by Dredds World, one fourth-grade elementary school pupil, Kendall, was reportedly shot five times in the Uvalde attack.

Thankfully, Kendall survived the shooting and underwent surgery for her injuries.

As per National Review, the mother of Kendall claimed that her daughter was injured but “doing well” after surgery.

“She will need another surgery in a few months time but glad she is ok,” Kendall’s mother reassured.

17 out of 19 children have been identified as victims

According to National Review, 17 out of the 19 children who sadly died have been identified, including Xavier Lopez, who was identified by his family through a GoFundMe page.

Reportedly, a Texas funeral home has announced that they will not be charging the families of victims for their services.

Thousands of social media users have since flocked to Twitter to send condolences to the victim’s families, including fourth-grade teacher Irma Garcia, who was a mother of four.

The Focus sends its thoughts and prayers to the families affected by the Uvalde shooting.

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Shania is a Magazine Journalism graduate from the University of Derby. Her main passion is rooted in print journalism, however, she also branches out towards social media and is also interested in public relations. Outside of writing, Shania enjoys using social media, reading, and drinking coffee.