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Cross-display, makeshift memorial appears in front of Robb Elementary after deadly mass shooting

SAN ANTONIO – Grief and shock can best describe how many people feel after Tuesday’s deadly mass shooting in Uwalde.

While some mourned the loss of 19 elementary school students and two teachers in private, others have since expressed their feelings to Rob Elementary School in the form of balloons, candles and crosses.

In a demonstration similar to the one that followed the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, a Texas Public Security official said a local man had spent an entire day making 21 crosses, each with the victim’s name.

The officer said the man started work early Wednesday and brought the crosses to the school around 10pm on Wednesday night.

Crossed cross image. (KSAT)

He said balloons and candles were brought by people who wanted to pay their respects.

Officials say an 18-year-old gunman first shot at a security guard outside, then shot at two MRF soldiers inside just before locking himself in the classroom with the victims.

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Authorities say the suspect started shooting at all children and teachers. Many are still recovering at home and in the hospital, while some may never be able to recover from what happened.

The shooting is now considered the deadliest school shooting in the United States since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012. It is the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.

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Cross-display, makeshift memorial appears in front of Robb Elementary after deadly mass shooting

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