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Almost the entire family of Alfred Garza III — parents, girlfriend, sister, aunt and more — had gathered in the room when the Texas Rangers broke the horrific news Tuesday night: his 10-year-old daughter, Amerie Jo Garza, the A girl who loved Play-Doh, she was one of the victims of the shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Amerie Jo was “full of life, a joker, always smiling,” her father said in a brief telephone interview. She didn’t talk much about school, but she did like to spend time with her friends at lunch, on the playground, and during recess. “She was very social,” she said. “She talked to everyone.”
The loss of the family came after two years of losing multiple loved ones to covid-19.
“We were finally having a break, no one was dying,” Garza said. “Then this happened.”
Mr. Garza, who works at a used car dealership in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 people at the school on Tuesday, said he was at lunch when Amerie Jo’s mother told him that he couldn’t get his daughter out of school because it was closed.
“I just went right there and found chaos,” he said. He recalled seeing cars backing up in the streets, with parents trying to get into the school to find their children. Police cars were everywhere.
At first, he said, he didn’t think anyone had been hurt. Then he heard that the children had died. For hours he waited for news about the status of his daughter.
“She was like in shock,” he said, after hearing news from the Texas Rangers. When he got home, he started going through photos of her. “That’s when I got the release,” he said. “I started crying and started crying.”