Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced fourteen students and one teacher were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday. Abbott said the alleged shooter, 18-year-old Salvador Romas, a Uvalde resident, was killed by responding officers. Two officers are reported ‘struck by rounds’ but were not seriously injured.
Abbott said the shooter used a handgun and possibly a rifle.
— CBS Austin (@cbsaustin) May 24, 2022
Abbott also said Romas reportedly shot his grandmother before attacking the school. The grandmother’s condition was not reported.
University Health Hospital in San Antonio reported they are caring for two shooting victims, “Update on the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde: at University Hospital, one patient, a 66-year-old woman, is in critical condition. The other patient is a 10-year-old girl, also in critical condition.”
Update on the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde: at University Hospital, one patient, a 66-year-old woman, is in critical condition.
The other patient is a 10-year-old girl, also in critical condition.
— University Health (@UnivHealthSA) May 24, 2022
This is the second successful and third attempted mass shooting in recent weeks. Ten people were killed in a racially-motivated attack on grocery store in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York on May 14. The following day one person was killed in an attempted mass shooting at a church meeting of Taiwanese Christians in Southern California by a shooter who was motivated by pro-Communist China sentiments. Parishioners fought and stopped the gunman.