UPDATE: Uvalde, Texas School Shooting Leaves 18 Students, One Teacher Dead
By Space Coast Daily // May 24, 2022
Two police officers were shot and wounded
FOX NEWS – A mass shooting at a Texas elementary school killed 18 children and one teacher Tuesday and the suspected gunman was killed, Gov. Greg Abbott said.
Abbott identified the suspect as Salvador Romas, a Uvalde resident, who is also dead and acted alone, authorities said. He had a handgun and possibly a rifle when he opened fire at Robb Elementary School, he said. Two police officers were shot and wounded but were expected to survive, Abbott said.
“Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde. Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering,” he said in a statement.
The shooter was likely killed by responding officers but the investigation was still ongoing, authorities said.
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