77 minutes of terror: Timeline of the Uvalde shooting with latest details and analysis

Entry type: Single project

Country/area: United States

Publishing organisation: USA TODAY, Austin American-Statesman.

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 2022-07-20

Language: English, Spanish

Authors: Stephen J. Beard, Ramon Padilla, Shawn J. Sullivan


This work could not have been created without the support of the entire USA TODAY Graphics team and excellent partners across our newsroom and network.

Project description:

USA TODAY Graphics and partners actoss the USA TODAY Network reviewed body camera videos, surveillance footage and multiple reports to piece together what happened May 24 at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. This 3D timeline shows the analyses of the police response that day.

Impact reached:

Using sensitive CCTV footage acquired by our USA TODAY Network partner Austin American-Statesman, we gave a readers larger context eyewitness and police accounts from that day.

Techniques/technologies used:

We assembled the model of the Robb Elementary wing using Lightwave 3D and After Effects after extensive analysis of footage from social media, security cameras, and law enforcement body cams.

Context about the project:

The footage was released against the wishes of local officials in Uvalde, so extra care was taken with the footage and how it was presented.

What can other journalists learn from this project?

Every piece of information that passes through our hands — words, pictures and video — requires careful framing and context to tell the story.

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