14 children and a teacher were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott said. The attacker also died.
The shooting occurred just before noon (local time) at Robb Elementary School, an elementary school in Ovaldi, a town of about 15,000 people located 150 miles west of San Antonio, Texas.
The local hospital announced shortly after the facts through Facebook She nursed 13 children. Uvald Memorial Hospital said two other victims had already died upon arrival at the hospital, without further details.
But as more news spread, it became clear that the death toll was much higher. Governor Abbott said 14 students and teachers were said to have been killed. Police later spoke of “a number of dead and wounded” without giving exact figures. Police said the gunman, who acted alone, was also killed.
Governor Abbott and several US media outlets said the gunman was an 18-year-old from the area. According to some reports, he killed his grandmother before he went to school. His possible motives are not yet known.
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