19 Students, 2 Adults Dead, Dozens Injured in Texas Elementary School Shooting

Border Patrol agents, BORTAC special response team, and Texas Highway Patrol troopers are on the scene to assist local first responders. The situation unfolded at approximately 11:50 local time when shots were initially heard in the vicinity of the elementary campus.

UPDATE 10:50 p.m.: The Associated Press reports that the death toll now stands at 19 children killed and two adults.

UPDATE 4:20 p.m.: School district police say the shooter, a U.S. citizen who graduated from the local high school, acted alone in the incident. Robb Elementary School houses students in the second, third, and fourth grades, the police chief stated. 

UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: KSAT reports that Uvalde Station Border Patrol agents responded to the shooting and provided immediate medical care to those injured in the school.

UPDATE 4 p.m.: Governor Abbott’s statement on Tuesday afternoon:

Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde. Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering. We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Robb Elementary School. I have instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime. The Texas Division of Emergency Management is charged with providing local officials all resources necessary to respond to this tragedy as the State of Texas works to ensure the community has what it needs to heal.

UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: From a press conference on Tuesday Governor Abbott described the circumstances of the shooting:

The shooter was Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old male who resided in Uvalde. It’s believed that he entered into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with a handgun, and he may have also had a rifle, but that is not confirmed according to my most recent report. He shot and killed, horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher. [the shooter], he himself, is deceased, and it’s believed that responding officers killed him.


Source: Breitbart
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