UPDATED, 7:40 p.m. EST: Texas law enforcement updated the death toll from the Uvalde shooting to 22, including 19 students, 3 teachers, and the suspect.
The shooter was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Romas, a high school student. Police said that he shot his grandmother before trying to escape police and crashing his vehicle. He then allegedly ran into the school and fired at innocents.
Original story below.
At least fifteen were killed in a mass shooting event at a Texas elementary school according to Gov. Greg Abbott, including 14 children and one teacher.
The harrowing incident unfolded on Tuesday afternoon at Robb Elementary School in the small city of Uvalde, which lies about 80 miles west of San Antonio.
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Fox News that the shooting began about a block away from Robb Elementary but that the shooter then ran into the school. Another report said that the suspect had barricaded himself inside.
An active shooter situation was reported and the school went into lockdown until law enforcement authorities were able to subdue the suspect about an hour later.
A spokesperson from Uvalde Memorial Hospital
confirmed to CNN that two of the children had died and that they had received 13 children with various injuries from the shooting.
The hospital said a 45-year-old was also being treated for being grazed by a bullet.
One business owner near the school told 1200 News Radio that he witnessed the suspect in a shootout with law enforcement officials — including the Border Patrol. He said he also saw children being evacuated from the school through the windows.
Officials later said the suspect was an 18-year-old male and that he had died. Multiple law enforcement officials said that police were trying to apprehend a murder suspect when he ran into the elementary school.
This is a developing story and will be updated. This story was updated to reflect the final count of children who died in the shooting.
Here's a local news report about the incident:
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