14 students, 1 teacher killed

A gunman killed 15 people – 14 of them children – at a small Texas elementary school Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the shooter walked into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde around noon Central time and opened fire with a handgun. The shooter was killed by responding police, Abbott said.

“He shot and killed, horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students, and killed a teacher,” Abbott said Monday afternoon. “He himself is deceased. It is believed that responding officers killed him.”

Uvalde is a city of about 16,000 people about 80 miles west of San Antonio, and local authorities were planning a press conference Monday afternoon.

Anxious parents were reuniting with surviving children all afternoon.

Two patients were dead when they arrived at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, spokesperson Tom Nordwick told USA TODAY. Thirteen children are being treated in the emergency room of Uvalde Memorial Hospital and 45-year-old man was brought in after suffering “a graze,” Nordwick said.

Source: GANNETT Syndication Service

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