14 students and 1 teacher killed after gunman opened fire at Texas primary school
At least 14 students and one teacher were killed when gunmen opened fire at an elementary school in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday. Abbott said the shooter was also dead and was allegedly killed by law enforcement officers.
Abbott’s comments came after the district reported active shooter at Robb Elementary School in Uwald, Texas, located about an hour and a half west of San Antonio. Pupils of 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades study at the school, according to CISD police chief Uwalde Pedro Aredondo.
Abbott said the shooter was an 18-year-old man who lived in Uwalde. He said the alleged suspect, whom he named El Salvador Ramos, left his car and then entered the school with a gun and possibly a rifle.
“He shot – horribly, incomprehensibly – 14 students and killed the teacher,” Abbott said.
Arendonda said the shooting happened at about 11:32 a.m. local time. He did not provide much detail about what happened, but confirmed the suspect was dead, and said investigators believe he acted alone. He also confirmed that there were several injuries and “some deaths”, but did not name specific figures.
Earlier, the Uwalde Memorial Hospital said it had treated 13 children from ambulances and buses, and that two people who arrived at the hospital had died. The second hospital said it was caring for one child and one adult. A 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl are in critical condition at a university health hospital.
Blood and Tissue of South Texas said he sent 15 units of Uwalde blood on Tuesday.
Although details of the shooting are still being determined, the county said there was an “active shooter” at Robb Elementary School in Uwald, Texas.
Uwalde United Independent School District – located about an hour and a half west of San Antonio – wrote on Twitter at 1:17 p.m. that Robb Elementary School had an “active shooter,” adding, “Law enforcement is in place. without visiting campus at this time. As soon as more information is gathered, it will be announced. ”
At about 2 p.m. local time, the district reported that parents were allowed to pick up the children at the local community center.