SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Fourteen students and one teacher were killed after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in South Texas on Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott told reporters.
Abbott said the suspect, who he identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was himself killed, apparently by police officers responding to the scene, according to Reuters.
The incident took place at Robb Elementary School in the town of Uvalde, about 80 miles west of San Antonio.
“He shot and killed horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher. Mr. Ramos, the shooter, he himself is deceased and its believed that responding officers killed him,” Abbott told a news briefing.
The gunman drove up to the school and entered with a rifle and a handgun, CNN reported.
University Hospital in San Antonio said on Twitter it had received two patients from the shooting in Uvalde, one child and one adult. Both patients, a 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl, were listed in critical condition, Reuters said.