18 Children killed, 3 Adult dead in Robb elementary school shooting, Texas governor says
Sgt. Erick Estrada of the Texas Dept of Public Safety tells Anderson Cooper the shooter crashed his car near the school, got out with a gun and wearing body armor, was engaged by law enforcement, but made his way into the school anyway and went classroom to classroom shooting.
This is a breaking news update. A previous version of this report is below.
Gov. Greg Abbott says that a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killed 18 kids and 3 adults.
He also confirmed that the 18-year-old suspect, a Uvalde High School student Salvador Ramos, is dead.
“He shot and killed 18 pupils and 3 adults in a brutal and incomprehensible manner,” Abbott said at a separate press conference.
Abbott stated that the guy shot his grandmother before entering the school and starting fire again. He made no additional comments concerning her condition.
Abbott stated that the shooter, who law enforcement officials and the governor named as Salvador Ramos, has a handgun and potentially a rifle.
“After parents drop their children off at school, they expect to be able to pick them up when the school day is over. It’s also a sad time for families who have lost loved ones, “Abbott made the comment. Because of the fact that these parents will not be able to pick up their children, the state of Texas is mourning alongside them.
Abbott claimed that two police officers who responded to the scene were among the injured. He said that they are anticipated to make it through the ordeal.