Who is the Texas school shooter? What we know
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Salvador Ramos was identified as the shooter who opened fire in Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. The 18-year-old shot and killed at least 19 students and two teachers, Fox News confirmed.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott identified Ramos the shooter and stated that the Uvalde local entered school grounds and opened fire. Abbott stated that the shooter was dead and believed to have acted alone.
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Fox News that during the shooting, Ramos became barricaded inside the elementary school. The suspected gunman is believed to be dead and an agent of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit(BORTAC) was involved. Two officers were wounded and shot on the spot, but they are expected to survive.
Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
(AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Tuesday’s shooting marked the deadliest shooting at an elementary school since Sandy Hook in 2012, where then 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people at the Newtown, Connecticut school. 20 of the victims were children aged six and seven.
It also occurred 10 days after a mass shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York, claimed 10 lives.
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