Governor Greg Abbott stated that 14 children and a teacher were slain in a shooting at Rob Elementary School in Uwald, Texas, on Tuesday. According to WOAI, the event happened in the Uwald Integrated Independent School District, some 85 miles west of San Antonio. According to the Associated Press, Abbott reportedly stated that the gunman had a pistol and maybe a rifle.
Updated at 5:22 p.m. ET on May 24: According to the Associated Press, Abbott announced in a news conference that the accused gunman, whom he previously identified as Salvador Ramos, was killed by rescuers.
Just after 5 p.m., White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre tweeted. President Joe Biden has been updated on the incident and will continue to keep an eye on it. Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old suspect in the shooting, has been identified by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Just after 1 p.m., the high school student was arrested. He killed his grandma before starting elementary school, according to local time.
According to the Associated Press, Texas Governor Greg Abbott stated Tuesday afternoon that 14 pupils and a teacher were slain in the incident. At least two children were killed and more than a dozen injured in the incident, officials at Uwald Memorial Hospital said, according to ABC News. Uwald Memorial Hospital said the two students who were killed were deceased on arrival, KSAT reported.
A 45-year-old was also hit by bullets, according to officials at Uwald Memorial Hospital, ABC News reported. A 66-year-old woman is in critical condition, the university hospital said, according to the Associated Press.
The University Hospital has two patients, an adult and a child, who are being treated at the facility. Several students are also being treated there at Uwald Memorial Hospital, according to Kens. None of the hospitals stated why these people were admitted or their condition.
According to ABC News, school officials clarified that the shooting took place off campus, but the school is under lockdown. The Uwald Police Department said the suspect of the gunman who prompted the blockade has been taken into custody.
There were no details about the injuries on campus, KSAT reported. But officials said all students were safe inside the building, WOAI reported. A Uwald police dispatcher said the scene was still active, but no further information was available, The Associated Press reported. Officials said on Facebook that once all students were counted, elementary school students would be taken to a local civic center to be reunited with their parents.