The “active shooter” was reported shortly after noon at a school in Uvalde, 80 miles west of San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO – At least 15 people, including 14 children, have been killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, according to local officials. Both students and adults are receiving treatment for their injuries.
According to local police, the shooter was killed. He was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos. The shooter is believed to have acted alone.
Uvalde officials say the shooting began at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday in a building inhabited by 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders at Robb Elementary School. All campuses were cordoned off due to the shooting.
At an update at 4:15 p.m., officials said the families of the dead had been notified and services offered.
Several law enforcement agencies, including the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, the San Antonio Police Department, the FBI and the Texas DPS, and others.
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Officials at Uvalde Memorial Hospital told KENS 5 that 15 people had been taken there. Earlier, the hospital said two of the men had died on arrival.
As a result of this shooting, two more patients, a 65-year-old woman and a 10-year-old child are in critical condition at the University Hospital.
Uvalde CISD said parents can pick up their students from the Willie DeLeon Civic Center to reunite.
Governor Abbott first confirmed the deaths in a video he tweeted around 3:30 p.m.
“The shooter was 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, who lives in Uvalde. He is believed to have entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with a pistol and possibly a rifle, but this has not been confirmed. According to the latest news. killed. [the shooter]He also died and is believed to have been killed by officers who responded.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg also expressed his condolences in a tweet:
The White House also said President Biden had been informed of the news. Spokeswoman Karine Jean Pierre said, “His prayers are with the families affected by this horrific event and he will speak when he returns to the White House tonight.”
About 25,000 people live in Uvalde County, 85 miles west of San Antonio and 70 miles east of the US-Mexico border in Del Rio. According to the latest U.S. census, about 73% of the population is Spanish or Latin, and about 50% of the population lives in a home that speaks a language other than English. Robb Elementary School is located in a residential area near the center of Uvalde.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital is about two miles from the school, but San Antonio University Hospital is the nearest Level 1 trauma center.
Two people were killed and others were hospitalized in a shooting at Uvalde Elementary School
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