Identified: Texas gunman, 18, shoots dead 14 elementary school-kids, one teacher, and seriously injures 13 – including his grandmother

Salvador Ramos, 18, shot his grandmother before going to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde; engaging border patrol agents nearby in a shootout; and then barricading himself inside the school, killing 14 students and a teacher
Salvador Ramos, 18, shot his grandmother before going to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde; engaging border patrol agents nearby in a shootout; and then barricading himself inside the school, killing 14 students and a teacher

Fourteen children and a teacher have been killed at a Texas elementary school by an 18-year-old gunman who was then shot dead by police. 

Governor Greg Abbott named 18-year-old Salvador Roma, a student at Uvalde High School, as the gunman who shot and killed 14 Robb elementary school students and one teacher on Tuesday afternoon.

The name was later clarified to Salvador Ramos. 

‘He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly 14 students and killed a teacher,’ Abbott said at a press briefing. 

Ramos, equipped with a handgun and possibly a rifle, allegedly shot his grandmother, whose condition is not yet known, before entering the school and opening fire, Abbott said. 

New video from the chaotic scene shows police arriving to the scene with their guns in hand

Photos show a pickup truck that crashed outside the school, which according to Abbott, Roma abandoned before entering the school. 

Additionally, thirteen children are being treated at the Uvalde Memorial emergency room as well as a 45-year-old man who suffered a ‘graze.’

A woman cries while speaking on the phone outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School to be picked up following the shooting
A woman cries while speaking on the phone outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School to be picked up following the shooting

University Health San Antonio also confirmed they received a child whose condition is currently unknown and a 66-year-old woman who is critical condition. 

A gunman was on the run at Robb Elementary School (pictured) in Uvalde as the campus and all other schools in the district went into lockdown

reporting from the Daily Mail

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