A shooting at a south Texas elementary school claimed the lives of 19 children and two adults.
Robb Elementary School, located in the city of Uvalde, Texas, was the target of a shooter who started fire before he was shot and killed by law officers, authorities said.
An AR-15 semi-automatic weapon and many large-capacity magazines were found in the possession of the 18-year-old suspect, according to the police.
Before going on the rampage, the adolescent may have shot his grandma.
According to reports in the local press, he it may have been a high school student.
Chief of Police Pete Arredondo stated that detectives suspect that the assailant “acted alone throughout this horrible crime,” and that the shooting occurred at 11:32 a.m. local time .
When he entered the school, awful gunman Salvador Ramos “abandoned a car,” stated Texas Governor Greg Abbott .
Numerous victims have been recognized thus far.
Xavier Lopez and Ameriе Jo Garza, two 10-year-olds, died on Tuesday night, according to statements from their families.
Angel Gariza said Texas:
It was reported that Angel Garza had posted on Facebook about the death of his daughter, Amerie.
“The angels have taken care of my little one. Don’t take anything for granted, please. Give a big bear hug to everyone you love. Tell them you care about them “he said.
Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles, the two adults who died, were both teachers.
A mother of four, Mrs Garcia has worked as a teacher for 23 years, according to the school district’s website. Her daughter is now attending college; she has been teaching for 17 years; she enjoys jogging and hiking.
A majority-Hispanic school about 85 miles (135 kilometers) west of San Antonio enrolls around 500 students.
A US Border Patrol employee who was close when the shooting started went inside the high school and shot and killed the shooter, who was hiding behind a barrier, according to the AP news agency.
The government agency in charge of policing the nation’s borders is known as Border Patrol. Uvalde, which is less than 80 miles from the border with Mexico, is real home to post a Border Patrol.
Two border officials were allegedly shot in an exchange for cash with the assailant. One agent was wounded in the head, adding that both were currently in a stable condition in hospital today.
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