18 Kids, 1 Adult Killed In Mass Shooting at Texas Elementary School

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UVALDE, Texas — Eighteen students and one adult were killed during an active shooter incident at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Tuesday, officials said.

“He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly [18] students and killed a teacher,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a press conference.

The age range of the victims is not yet known. Robb Elementary is a grades 2-through-4 school.

It is believed the suspect, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was killed by police. He acted alone, police said.

Salvador Ramos

Abbot said Ramos also shot his grandmother. The conditions or exact number of those wounded were not immediately known.

Abbott also said the suspect was armed with a handgun and ‘possibly a rifle.’ CNN reports Ramos bought two rifles on his 18th birthday.

The Uvalde Memorial Hospital said “several” students were transported to its emergency room.

Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. (Google Maps)

President Joe Biden has been briefed on the incident, the White House says.

“President Biden has been briefed on the horrific news of the elementary school shooting in Texas,” said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. “His prayers are with the families impacted by this awful event, and he will speak this evening when he arrives back at the White House.”

Uvalde is 85 miles west of San Antonio.

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