At least 21 killed in shooting at Texas elementary school

A 10-year-old girl and a 66-year-old woman are hospitalized in critical condition, according to officials

People, not only in Texas, are heartbroken after at least 19 students and two adults were killed in a shooting at an Uvalde elementary school.

UVALDE, TexasBREAKING NEWS UPDATE

The death toll from the shooting at a Texas elementary school has risen to 19 children and two adults, the Associated Press reported.

State Sen. Roland Gutierrez of San Antonio said he was briefed by state police on the latest fatalities at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

Three people wounded in the attack are hospitalized in serious condition.

So far, three victims have been publicly identified.

They include Eva Mireles, a fourth-grade teacher at Robb Elementary School, 10-year-old Amerie Jo Garza and 10-year-old Xavier Lopez, according to KSAT.

Both students were in the fourth grade.

So far, three victims have been publicly identified. They include Eva Mireles, Amerie Jo Garza and Xavier Lopez. (KSAT)

ORIGINAL STORY

A gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, killing 14 students and one teacher, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.

The gunman, who authorities identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was also killed and police.

In the news conference, Ramos shot his grandmother before he went on the shooting rampage at Robb Elementary School, according to Abbott.

It is believed that the gunman was a former student of the elementary school, according to KSAT. Our sister station also reports that today would have been the school’s last day before summer break.

School district officials spoke at a press conference, saying that school is out for the year. Students will not return for the scheduled final day, which was set for Wednesday, May 25.

Abbott said that two law enforcement officers were shot but are expected to be okay.

A 10-year-old girl and a 66-year-old woman are hospitalized in critical condition, according to officials.

In the news conference, Abbott spoke on the incident, saying:

“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. We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Robb Elementary School. I have instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime. The Texas Division of Emergency Management is charged with providing local officials all resources necessary to respond to this tragedy as the State of Texas works to ensure the community has what it needs to heal.”

University Health officials said a 10-year-old girl and a 66-year-old woman were being treated at University Hospital and were in critical condition.

While there is still a large law enforcement presence at the school, authorities said the rest of the district is secure.

The San Antonio Police Department has sent resources to the school and is standing by to assist as further needed, according to authorities.

You can watch NBC’s special report coverage on the incident below:

Two children were killed and several were wounded, including an adult, following a shooting Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, officials said.

This is a developing breaking news story. You can find all of our coverage so far below:

Read more of this developing story from our sister station in San Antonio, Texas, KSAT.


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