Updates: Mass shooting at Uvalde, Texas elementary school

Authorities mentioned 21 folks have been killed within the shooting at Robb Elementary School. The gunman, recognized as Salvador Ramos, 18, was killed by responding officers.

UVALDE, Texas — The death toll has risen to 21 after a mass shooting Tuesday at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school, according to authorities.

Eighteen children and three adults were killed, according to a state senator. Sen. Roland Gutierrez said he was briefed by state police on the latest fatalities. Officials said the gunman was also killed. A Border Patrol agent who was nearby when the shooting began rushed into the school without waiting for backup and shot and killed the gunman, who was behind a barricade, according to a law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about it.

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Three folks wounded within the assault are hospitalized in critical situation, Gutierrez advised The Associated Press.

University Hospital in San Antonio said it obtained three sufferers:

  • A 66-year-old lady in vital situation
  • A ten-year-old lady in vital situation
  • A ten-year-old lady in good situation

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District mentioned the lively shooter state of affairs was reported at Robb Elementary School, which has an enrollment of slightly below 600 college students, simply earlier than midday. They mentioned all campuses have been positioned underneath lockdown because of the gunfire. Officials mentioned second, third and fourth graders attend the school.

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According to Gov. Greg Abbott, the 18-year-old shooter deserted his car and entered the school with at least one gun and opened fireplace. Abbott mentioned the shooter is believed to be Salvador Ramos, who’s from Uvalde.

According to a CBS News report, Ramos killed his grandmother earlier than going to the school and opening fireplace. The report mentioned he had a handgun and an AR-15 rifle with high-capacity magazines.

Here’s an update provided by Abbott:

Authorities mentioned they imagine Ramos acted alone.

The district mentioned that the town’s civic middle was getting used as a reunification middle. Grief counseling can be out there starting Wednesday. District officers mentioned the rest of the school year is canceled and all actions have been canceled all through the district.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is helping with the investigation.

Abbott assertion

Abbott launched the next assertion on the shooting:

“Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde. Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering. We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Robb Elementary School. I have instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime. The Texas Division of Emergency Management is charged with providing local officials all resources necessary to respond to this tragedy as the State of Texas works to ensure the community has what it needs to heal.”

President assertion

President Joe Biden addressed the mass shooting when he returned to the White House Tuesday.

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