Uvalde, Texas school mass shooting victims

The shooting was Texas’ deadliest school shooting in historical past.

UVALDE, Texas — At least 21 individuals have been killed Tuesday in what’s now thought-about the deadliest school shooting in Texas historical past.

This occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, which is about 4 hours away from Houston. 

Nineteen of the victims have been college students. None of them have been recognized, however what we do know is that Robb Elementary School has almost 600 college students within the second, third and fourth grades. Typically, college students in these grades are between 6 and 10 years outdated.

The overwhelming majority of the scholars at Robb Elementary are Latino. 

It was not instantly clear how many individuals have been wounded, however Uvalde Police Chief Pete Arredondo mentioned there have been “several injuries.”

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Eva Mireles

Eva Mireles was one of many first victims recognized within the Uvalde school shooting. She was a fourth-grade instructor.

She has been described as a loving mom and spouse who lived life to the fullest. 

“She was adventurous. I would definitely say those wonderful things about her. She is definitely going to be very missed,” mentioned 44-year-old relative Amber Ybarra, of San Antonio.

We will replace this web page as we be taught extra concerning the victims.

What we all know concerning the suspect

According to Gov. Greg Abbott, the 18-year-old shooter is Salvador Ramos from Uvalde. 

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Ramos had hinted on social media that an assault could possibly be coming, based on state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who mentioned he had been briefed by state police. He famous that the gunman “suggested the kids should watch out.”

Before heading to the school, Ramos killed his grandmother with two military-style rifles he bought on his birthday, Gutierrez mentioned.

The assault started about 11:30 a.m., when the gunman crashed his automobile outdoors the school and bumped into the constructing, based on Travis Considine, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. A resident who heard the crash referred to as 911, and two native law enforcement officials exchanged gunfire with the shooter.

Both officers have been shot, although it was not instantly clear the place on the campus that confrontation occurred, or how a lot time elapsed earlier than extra authorities arrived on the scene.

Gov. Greg Abbott mentioned Ramos was shot and killed by responding officers. 

The motive for the shooting is presently unknown. 

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