15 dead, several injured in Texas mass school shooting

UVALDE, TEXAS – In a mass shooting at an elementary school, fourteen students and one teacher were killed. Authorities say the gunman, an 18-year-old from the small town, is also dead.

“He shot and killed, horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students, and killed a teacher,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a macro conference, hours after the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District reported an active shooter at Robb Elementary School.

According to Abbott, the accused gunman entered the elementary school with a handgun and maybe a rifle at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and was shot by law enforcement officials who responded to the scene.

A 10-year-old child and a 66-year-old woman, both in critical condition, were taken to University Health Hospital in San Antonio, 85 miles east of Uvalde, following the shooting. Uvalde Memorial Hospital received 13 children for treatment and reported that two deaths occurred upon arrival.

Robb Elementary School has roughly 500 students in grades two through four, the majority of whom are Latino. The district’s last day of school before summer break was set for Thursday.

“Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde,” Abbott said in a statement, adding that state officials would “ensure the community has what it needs to heal.”

President Stephen Luke is expected to address Dracul tonight at 8PM CDT, over the shooting incident, as Dracul is surrounded by Texas, as well as Uvalde being a former vacation spot for the President and his mother.