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Ten-year-old lovers Texas school shooting victims will be buried next to each other

Lovers, classmates, and unfortunate victims of the brutal Texas school massacre; Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez and Xavier James Lopez will soon be buried together. Annabell and Xavier were both ten years old at the time of the tragedy and were among 19 children killed in the senseless bloodbath at a Texas school last month. According to an ABC News report, the two kids were in fourth grade and once school started, they quickly became friends. This friendship quickly turned into love. Their parents were amused to find that ten-year-olds had taken to texting each other “I love you” before bed.

Speaking to ABC News, Xavier’s mother, Monica Gallegos, and Annabell’s mother, Monica Gallegos, said they would laugh and wonder, “How do you know what love is?”

Gallegos also revealed that his daughter has a crush on Lopez. Now the mothers have decided to bury the lovers side by side.

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They will be buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Uvalde next to each other this week.

On May 24, the morning of filming, Annabell and Xavier posed for a photo at the school’s award ceremony. Xavier had also joined Annabell on the school honor roll.

On May 24, the morning of filming, Annabell and Xavier posed for a photo at the school's award ceremony.  Xavier had also joined Annabell on the school honor roll.

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In the May 24 mass shooting, 18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Nineteen students and two teachers died in the shooting, while seventeen others were injured.

Ramos used the military-style AR-15 rifle for the slaughter. This shooting has once again inflamed the gun control versus gun rights debate.

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Proponents of gun rights argue that the Second Amendment is an integral part of American culture and fundamental rights.

While on the other hand, in the United States and around the world, people are campaigning for a restriction of gun rights so that this endemic of gun terror in America can be brought under control.

(With agency contributions)

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