TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: 19 Children, 3 Adults Confirmed Dead
UPDATE 2:19 PM 5/25/22
The latest on the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting from ABC News:
- A total of 22 people have died so far: 3 adults and 19 children.
- Contrary to earlier reports, the gunman's grandmother has not died from her injuries.
- The gunman is said to have sent private messages on Facebook just prior to shooting his grandmother, announcing his intentions, though it is unclear as to whom the message(s) was sent.
- Of the adults who died in the shooting, 2 were teachers at the school and 1 was the gunman himself.
- The gunman had purchased 2 AR-15 rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition just days prior to the shooting, one on May 17, and the other on May 20.
- It was reported that the border patrol agent who shot the gunman was injured in the incident.
- We are learning more about the victims, which include 19 students of Robb Elementary School and 2 educators.
- 6 victims remain hospitalized, 3 children and 3 adults.
- Emotions are running high among Texas politicians, with one gubernatorial candidate interrupting the current governor's press conference.
UPDATE, 9:26 PM 5/24/22
The death toll has risen to a total of 22: 19 students and 3 adults.
UPDATE, 7:38 PM 5/24/22
The death toll from the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, now stands at 21: 18 students and 3 adults, including the shooter, are dead.
ORIGINAL STORY:ABC News is reporting
Reports are also saying that the 18-year-old shooter is dead. It is being reported that the shooter was a student at a local high school.
Uvalde, Texas is located about 80 miles west of San Antonio.
Authorities at the school are describing "an ugly scene", according to the live report from ABC News.
A local hospital is reporting that at least 2 children have died from their injuries sustained during the shooting.
This is a developing story.
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