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19 children killed in Texas school shooting

NEW YORK, May 25, 2022

At least 19 children and two adults were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, US, on Tuesday, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
 
The gunman, identified by officials as Salvador Ramos, is dead and is believed to have acted alone. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the 18-year-old suspect had attended Uvalde High School, according to a CNN report.
 
The gunman shot his grandmother before the mass shooting, authorities say, and she remains hospitalised in critical condition, CNN reported.
 
President Joe Biden called on the US to turn its collective pain into political action following the deadliest elementary school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012.
 
The gunman, identified by officials as Salvador Ramos, is dead and is believed to have acted alone. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the 18-year-old suspect had attended Uvalde High School.
 
The shooting was the deadliest at an elementary school since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut that left 26 people dead, including 20 children between 6 and 7 years old.
 
The gunman wore body armour, crashed his vehicle in a ditch near the school before attempting to enter the premises, an official told CNN. Law enforcement engaged the suspect but he was able to get inside, where he "entered several classrooms and started shooting his firearm," he said.
 
A photo of two AR15-style rifles appeared on an Instagram account linked to the gunman just three days before Tuesday's shooting. His TikTok page has only a single post of a mobile game, yet the bio under his profile picture reads: “Kids be scared irl” or in real life, CNN said.
 



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