Breaking: 19 Children, 2 Adults Killed in Texas Elementary School Shooting
Editor’s Note: The death toll has increased to 19 children and 2 adults since the original posting.
Awful news coming out of a town 80 miles west of San Antonio: 15 victims dead in a mass shooting. The gunman is also deceased.
CBS News Live Feed:
UVALDE, Texas — Fourteen students and a teacher are dead after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.
The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a student at Uvalde High School. He is also dead, Abbott said.
“He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly 14 students and killed a teacher,” Abbott said during an unrelated press briefing.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirms at least 14 students at an elementary school were killed when a gunman gained entry on campus.
The suspect also allegedly shot his grandmother before entering the school and again opening fire, Abbott said. He did not say anything further about her condition.
Abbott said the shooter had a handgun and also possibly a rifle.
Emergency personnel gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital had said 15 students were being treated in the hospital’s emergency department in the wake of the incident. Two patients were transferred to San Antonio for treatment, while a third was pending transfer, the hospital said. A 45-year-old was also hospitalized after getting grazed by a bullet, the hospital said.
University Health in San Antonio said it had two patients from the shooting incident — a child and an adult. The hospital said the adult — a 66-year-old woman — is in critical condition. It did not have an update yet on the condition of the child.
Bystander Isaias Melendez said he witnessed students evacuating a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio said it has also received patients from the shooting.