UVALDE, Texas – President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden briefly stopped in San Antonio earlier than visiting the grief-stricken community of Uvalde to pay their respects after a deadly shooting claimed the lives of 21 folks.
Their go to comes 5 days after an 18-year-old gunman made his manner into Robb Elementary School Tuesday and opened hearth with an AR-style weapon, claiming the lives of 19 youngsters and two academics.
The Bidens have been greeted by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg earlier than arriving in Uvalde, the place they have been met by Gov. Greg Abbott, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin and Texas Congressional District 23 Rep. Tony Gonzales, amongst others.
The pair additionally visited a memorial website honoring the shooting victims, which had 21 white crosses — one for every of the victims killed.
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden added a bouquet of white flowers to a pile in entrance of the Robb Elementary School signal. She was additionally seen touching some of the sufferer images as they paid their respects.
These movies from KSAT and pictures from the Associated Press and Getty Images captured the Bidens’ go to to Uvalde and the way a community gripped by grief got here collectively:
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