BREAKING: 15 dead in elementary school shooting in Texas [UPDATED: Border Patrol involved]

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 2: Governor Abbott is reporting that 15 are dead:

CNN is reporting that the shooter is among the dead:



 
UPDATE 3: There are rumors that this started as a shootout with the border patrol:

 
UPDATE 4: Shooter’s name was Salvador Romas who Abbott says resided in Uvalde:

 


 

Below is earlier reporting…

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…

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