UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Fourteen youngsters and one trainer had been killed in a taking pictures at a Texas elementary college Tuesday, and the 18-year-old gunman was useless, Gov. Greg Abbott mentioned an area man opened hearth at at Robb Elementary Faculty in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio.
”He shot and killed, horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 college students and killed a trainer,” mentioned the governor.
The gunman was a resident of the neighborhood and entered the varsity with a handgun, and presumably a rifle, and opened hearth, Abbott mentioned. He mentioned the shooter was doubtless killed by responding officers however that the occasions had been nonetheless being investigated.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital mentioned earlier that 13 youngsters had been taken by ambulance or bus to and one other hospital reported a 66-year-old girl was in vital situation. It was not instantly clear how many individuals, along with the useless, had been injured within the taking pictures.
The Uvalde Consolidated Impartial Faculty District had mentioned an lively shooter was reported on the college, which has an enrollment of slightly below 600 college students. Earlier, the district had mentioned that each one faculties within the district had been locked down due to gunshots within the space.
A heavy police presence surrounded the varsity Tuesday afternoon, with officers in heavy vests diverting visitors and FBI brokers coming and going from the constructing. Faculty and metropolis officers didn’t instantly return messages in search of remark.
The district mentioned that the town’s civic middle was getting used as a reunification middle.
The taking pictures in Texas got here lower than two weeks after a gunman opened hearth at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 Black customers and staff in what officers have described as a hate crime.
Uvalde is house to about 16,000 individuals and is the seat of presidency for Uvalde County. The city is about 75 miles from the border with Mexico. Robb Elementary is in a principally residential neighborhood of modest houses. There’s a funeral house throughout the road from the varsity.
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