Two Local Funeral Homes Announce They Will Not Charge The Families Of The Uvalde, Texas School Shooting Victims 


As many families in the Uvalde, TX area mourn the loss of their loved ones after the tragic shooting that took place Tuesday at Robb Elementary School, two local funeral homes share that they will not be charing the families of the victims that unfortunately lost their lives.

According to NBC News, Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home and Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary both announced that they will not be charging the families of the victims, as they offer their services.

Hillcrest said in a statement,

“We have fought together as a community and we will pull together as one now in our time of need.”

Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary also said,

“Not one family will be charged for our services.”

While speaking about the tragedy on their Facebook account, Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary also said, “For over 60 years, we have supported Uvalde and beyond. Today, our resolve is stronger than ever. We are here for the people of Uvalde and our professionals are currently at Robb Elementary assisting law enforcement. As the situation develops and we have the opportunity to assist our community, not one family will be charged for our services.”

As previously reported, the death toll in the shooting has now risen to 19 children and two adults.

Officials have identified the suspected shooter in the incident as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, who was killed in response to the shooting.

NBC News reports that an off-duty Customs and Border Protection agent with the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) was involved in the killing of the suspect. Law enforcement sources shared that the off-duty agent entered the school along with two law enforcement officers during the shooting and fired at the suspect, who had been shooting from behind a barricade.

The agent was shot and injured during the process, but his injuries weren’t fatal. Sources say the agent was able to help “eliminate the threat.”

 

We’ll continue to keep you updated as more details become available.

 

 

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TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94






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