15 children and one adult are reported dead today in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. This story is updated below:
UPDATE 1: Two of the dead are children according to law enforcement sources. And the shooter was an 18-year-old:
🚨 UPDATE: Two senior law enforcement officials say at least two children are dead following a shooting at a school in Uvalde, TX
The 18 year old suspect is not at large #BREAKING https://t.co/IV5qRXaZnK
— Brie Jackson (@PositivelyBrie) May 24, 2022
UPDATE 2: Governor Abbott is reporting that 15 are dead:
BREAKING: 14 children and 1 teacher dead in Texas Elementary School shooting, Governor says
Live: https://t.co/N5hg000rNp pic.twitter.com/3bPh0lMY74
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 24, 2022
BREAKING: @KRLD @GovAbbott confirms 14 students and 1 teacher were killed in the #uvaldeshooting at Robb Elementary School. The shooter is also also dead.
— Kristin Diaz (@KristinDiazTv) May 24, 2022
BREAKING: Texas Governor Greg Abbott says 14 students and teacher are dead after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Ulvade, TX
— Reena Roy (@reenaroy) May 24, 2022
CNN is reporting that the shooter is among the dead:
#BREAKING: CNN says 15 are dead …14 kids and 1 teacher — after a shooting at a Texas elementary school. The shooter is also dead.
— Ryan Schulteis (@RyanSchulteis) May 24, 2022
UPDATE 3: There are rumors that this started as a shootout with the border patrol:
Spoke with a Uvalde business owner, a few blocks away from Robb Elementary. Said it was a chase with border patrol. Four shots fired then police fired back. Man ran to school and hid inside. He saw kids being evacuated out a window. Confirmed that shooter is in custody.
— Michael Board (@MikeBoard1200) May 24, 2022
#BREAKING Multiple children were shot & killed at an Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. Multiple LE sources tells me the shooter was a murder suspect, there was a bolo out for his truck— A pursuit ended near Robb Elementary—He ran into the school, started firing. Limited info. pic.twitter.com/AdVYsDoBem
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) May 24, 2022
Texas gunman, 18, shoots dead 14 elementary schoolkids, one teacher, and seriously injures 13 after barricading himself inside building during shoot-out with border patrol 40 miles from border https://t.co/TS7FRuX9Ch via @MailOnline
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) May 24, 2022
UPDATE 4: Shooter’s name was Salvador Romas who Abbott says resided in Uvalde:
JUST IN: Gov. Greg Abbott gives an update on the school shooting in Uvalde. INFO: https://t.co/rhVwftZh2Y pic.twitter.com/4JSRU5FQlR
— CBS Austin (@cbsaustin) May 24, 2022
Below is earlier reporting…
BREAKING: Two people were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Texas and the shooter is in custody, officials said.
There were 13 children transported to a local hospital. It's unclear if the two people who died are included in that count. https://t.co/CChLeOf64C
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 24, 2022
Here’s more from the AP:
Two people were dead and more than a dozen children hospitalized as multiple medical centers cared for people injured in a shooting at a Texas elementary school, hospital officials said Tuesday. Police have said the suspected shooter is in custody.
Thirteen children were taken by ambulance or bus to Uvalde Memorial Hospital after an active shooter was reported at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles (135 kilometers) west of San Antonio, officials with the hospital said. The health of the children is unclear as is whether the dead are included in that count.
Another hospital, University Hospital in San Antonio, said a 66-year-old woman was in critical condition.
The nature and severity of the people’s injuries wasn’t immediately known, but the shooter was in custody shortly after 1 p.m, the Uvalde Police Department said.
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District had said an active shooter was reported at Robb Elementary School, which has an enrollment of just under 600 students. Earlier, the district had said that all schools in the district were locked down because of gunshots in the area.
A Uvalde Police Department dispatcher said the scene was still active and that no other information was immediately available. School and city officials did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
Uvalde is located about 70 miles west of San Antonio in southern Texas and is about 50 miles from the border.
We’ll update more when we have it…