Photo report: Uvalde in mourning



On Tuesday afternoon, news broke that the unthinkable had happened: A school shooting was unfolding in the town of Uvalde, just 80 miles west of Main Plaza in downtown San Antonio. . In the end, an 18-year-old shooter had claimed the lives of 19 children and two of their teachers.

In the days that followed, San Antonio Report photojournalists Nick Wagner and Bria Woods documented the tragedy, its fallout, and the efforts of two communities to understand the unthinkable and grieve.

A law enforcement official walks outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on Wednesday, a day after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire on the school, killing 19 children. Credit: Nick Wagner/San Antonio Report
Del Rio’s Veronica Garcia donates blood Wednesday in Uvalde. Credit: Nick Wagner/San Antonio Report
A man pets a therapy dog ​​during a prayer vigil in Uvalde on Wednesday.
A man pets a therapy dog ​​Wednesday during a prayer vigil for the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde. Credit: Nick Wagner/San Antonio Report
A woman cries Wednesday during the Wednesday prayer vigil in Uvalde. Credit: Nick Wagner/San Antonio Report
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz comforts Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco during a prayer vigil in Uvalde on Wednesday.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz comforts Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco during the prayer vigil Wednesday in Uvalde. Credit: Nick Wagner/San Antonio Report
On Wednesday, participants in a vigil in San Antonio’s main square, including religious leaders and city officials, face west toward Uvalde. The bells of San Fernando Cathedral rang once for each of the 21 victims of Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, with a minute’s silence between each toll. Credit: Bria Woods/San Antonio Report
From left, Councilmen Manny Pelaez (D8) and Mario Bravo (D1) hold carnations during Wednesday’s vigil in the main square. Credit: Bria Woods/San Antonio Report
Johnny Joe Garza shoots hoops Wednesday at his grandparents’ house, down the street from Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Credit: Nick Wagner/San Antonio Report
Balloons rise into the sky during Wednesday’s vigil in the main square. Credit: Bria Woods/San Antonio Report
A Texas state trooper places flowers in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on Wednesday. Credit: Nick Wagner/San Antonio Report

Scott Ball is the photo editor of San Antonio Report and grew up in San Antonio. More Scott Ball

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