A shooting at an elementary school in Uvalda, Texas, killed 18 children and three adults. This was stated on May 24 by Senator Roland Gutierrez in an interview with CNN.
At the same time, according to the senator, the grandmother of the shooter, whom he shot before going to school, is still alive, but is in critical condition.
A shooting at an elementary school in Texas happened earlier Tuesday. Initially, two dead children were reported and 13 more injured. Then information appeared about 14 dead children and one teacher.
In addition, it is known that the shooter was eliminated by the police in the process of detention.
The assailant was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Roma, a student at Uvalde High School, according to state governor Gregory Abbott. Before opening fire at the elementary school, he also shot his grandmother.
According to the local memorial hospital, a total of 15 students were taken to the institution’s emergency department. Currently, two patients have been transferred to San Antonio for treatment, and a third is awaiting transfer. In addition, a 45-year-old man was hospitalized with a bullet wound.
In addition, two law enforcement officers were among the wounded. The policemen were hospitalized.
More detailed information about the state of health of the victims is not given.
The rest of the students were taken to the Willie DeLeon Community Center where they can be picked up by their parents.
The Uwalde Unified Independent School District said police were at the scene of the shooting and asked local residents to stay away from the school. Local security agencies actively cooperate with federal, state and regional partners.
The National Center for Counter-Terrorism Operations did not consider the incident a terrorist act.