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.
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.’
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.
reporting from the Daily Mail