19 Students, Three Adults Killed in Texas Elementary School Shooting

A gunman killed at least 19 students and three adults after he opened fire at a Texas elementary school on May 24 morning.

The 18-year-old suspect also died after being wounded in the law enforcement response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said at a press briefing.

Authorities told ABC News that all the school victims died “in the same location inside the school.”

Abbott said two responding police officers were wounded in the gunfire exchange, but they were expected to survive.

Authorities identified the suspect as Salvador Ramos, a Uvalde High School student.

Officials did not immediately reveal a motive.

Sources told ABC News that Ramos entered the school with an AR-15 style rifle and numerous magazines and was wearing body armor.

Ramos also allegedly shot and killed his grandma before heading to the school, Abbott said, without saying anything further about her condition.

The incident was reported shortly after 11:30 a.m. local time and was no longer active in the afternoon.

Authorities took Ramos into custody just after 1 p.m., according to the Uvalde Police Department.

Investigators believe Ramos acted alone, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District  Police Chief Pete Arredondo said at a press conference.

The Uvalde Memorial Hospital initially said in a statement on Facebook that it received 13 children for treatment — two were transferred to San Antonio and one was pending transfer.

The hospital added that two were already dead upon arrival.

The University Health in San Antonio said on Twitter that they received a 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl — both in critical condition.

President Joe Biden condemned the shooting and called for action.

“Don’t tell me we can’t have an impact on this carnage,” Biden said in remarks.


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