Man Shoot Texas Elementary School leaving 19 students and 2 teachers dead.
Man shoot Texas 3rd and 4th grade children and 2 teachers in a tragic school attack.
The attack occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.
The gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with a handgun and possibly a rifle around noon, Abbott said. “He shot and killed, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher,” Abbott said at a press conference. Abbott stated that the gunman died as well. Additionally, the gunman may have been killed by officers responding to the school. However, updated to 19 students and 2 teachers.
Abbott also reported that the gunman shot his grandmother at the school.
Officials identified the shooter as identified as 18-year-old Salvador Romas. They have not revealed a motive for the shooting, but said the shooter was a resident of the community.
Abbott called the shooting a “horrific tragedy” stating in toleration in his home state of Texas. Abbott calls on “swift action” by local law enforcement, he told reporters.
This is the second deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since the shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut. Nearly a decade ago, 28 people died, including 21 six- and seven-year-old first graders.
The Uvalde shooting is the nation’s deadliest school shooting since 2018. As of that time 17 people died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Intelligencer reported.
The White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre informed press in regard to President Joe Biden’s briefing on the school shooting on Air Force One as he returns from a five-day trip to Asia and would continue to receive updates. Jean-Pierre said Biden will deliver remarks Tuesday evening at the White House.
The shooting in Texas also comes less than two weeks after a white gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, while live streaming the attack and killing 10 Black shoppers and workers. But officials did not kill the attacker.