Texas shooting: 19 children among dead in primary school attack

Posted on May 25, 2022, 7:16 am
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At least 19 children and two teachers were shot and killed by an 18-year-old gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.

According to the details, a gunman opened fire inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde — a small working-class, majority-Latino town of about 15,200 residents that is 80 miles west of San Antonio, about halfway between the city and the U.S.-Mexico border.

The gunman, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Romas, entered the school where he “shot and killed horrifically, incomprehensibly,” Governor Greg Abbott.

The rampage ended when the gunman was shot and killed during a confrontation with law enforcement responding to the shooting, which took place two days before the end of the school year.

Police officials have confirmed that at least 19 children and two teachers were killed. It’s not yet clear how many people were injured.

A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety said that the gunman first shot and critically wounded his grandmother at a nearby residence in Uvalde, then drove a pick-up truck to Robb Elementary, where nearly 600 second, third, and fourth-graders attended school.

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