What we know about the suspected Texas elementary school shooter

18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos was killed after he reportedly shot his grandmother, 14 students, and 1 teacher to death at Robb Elementary in Uvalde Tuesday. (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

UVALDE, Tx. – Authorities are releasing information on the shooter who they say is behind the shooting at a Texas elementary school.

The gunman has been identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Ramos shot his grandmother before he went on the shooting rampage around 11:30 a.m. at Robb Elementary School, where second through fourth graders attend. Ramos entered the school with a handgun, and possibly a rifle, and opened fire, Abbott said. He said the shooter was likely killed by responding officers but that the events were still being investigated.

Here’s what we know about Romas so far, according to our sister station KSAT:

  • Authorities believe Ramos acted as a lone wolf shooter in the incident
  • It’s being reported that Ramos shot his grandmother before murdering 14 elementary and one teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde
  • It is believed he was armed with a handgun and possibly a rifle
  • Ramos was said to have been shot and killed by authorities moments after the shooting, according to Texas Governor Greg Abbott
  • It is unclear what motive Ramos had in this shooting
  • It’s reported that Ramos was a high school student who attended Robb Elementary School

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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