In Uvalde, Services Begin for Victims of School Shooting

‘I wouldn’t wish this on anyone,’ says grandfather of a 10-year-old victim, as President Biden again presses for gun-control measures

President Bident traveled to Uvalde on Sunday to pay his respects to the 19 children and two teachers who were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

UVALDE, Texas—Rolando Rodriguez had few words to describe how he was feeling as he turned out Monday to some of the first of the funeral events for the 21 victims, including his grandson, gunned down in their elementary school last week.

“I wouldn’t wish this on anyone,” Mr. Rodriguez said, calling his 10-year-old grandson, Jose Manuel Flores Jr., a good boy who loved baseball, fishing and spending time with family.

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