At least nineteen children have died along with three adults after an active shooter caused a lockdown at Ulvalde Consolidated Independent School District at approximately 12:17 PM local time. There was an active shooter at Robb Elementary School, which has an enrollment of around 600 students, shot and killed by police. Reportedly sheriff’s deputies were stationed at the school previous to the shooting. Whether or not those deputies were on duty today or not is unknown.
There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared.
The rest of the district is under a Secure Status.
— Uvalde CISD (@Uvalde_CISD) May 24, 2022
Uvalde Memorial Hospital was taking care of many students in the ER and stated that the immediate family of students should report to the cafeteria. Staff has been in communication with the families on a regular basis. Students will be bused to the Willie Dillon Civic Center at 300 E Main St, Uvalde Texas 78801. The school is requesting that parents not pick their children up until they can account for every student and after that parents will be notified when their child has been accounted for.
Confirmed from Uvalde Memorial Hospital: 13 children arrive at ER being treated.
2 of those were transferred to san Antonio.
1 of them is pending a transfer⁰2 children DOA – cannot confirm if gunshot injuries but presumed⁰45 yo at hospital grazed by a bullet
— Leigh Waldman (@LeighWaldman) May 24, 2022
It’s stated that the shooting took place off campus about a block away from the school and that the active shooter ran towards Robb Elementary School. There were some videos on Twitter of the active shooter headed towards the elementary school. This recording comes from a child who stayed home from school that day. The video does not depict graphic images however there may be inappropriate language due to shock.
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Type O whole blood is being rushed into Ulvalde Hospital. Allegedly, 15 units had been picked up from connect for life and sent via helicopter to the hospital.
MORE: Just learned from @connectforlife they have sent blood to Uvalde Hospital via helicopter. Below is the info I got.
Yes, we have sent 15 units of our Low Titer O whole blood. Picked up by helicopter. #kens5
— Henry RamosTV (@HenryRamosTV) May 24, 2022
University Hospital is also treating a child and adult patient from the shooting. They had to be transferred from Uvalde Hospital to Santa Antonio 80 miles away. The names, ages, and condition of these victims are currently unknown.
We have received two patients from the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, one child and one adult. They are currently being evaluated so we don’t have a condition to release at this time.
— University Health (@UnivHealthSA) May 24, 2022
University Health stated on Twitter that they had received two patients from the shooting at Robb Elementary in Ulvalde, one that was a child and one an adult. It continued there currently being evaluated and data condition could not be released at the time. According to CBS News the adult was a teacher who had been shot.
Police stopped the suspect with the help of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives department just after 1:00 PM. According to Fox News the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Mayor of Uvalde, Don McLaughlin said that one person had been shot off campus that they knew of and the shooter ran into Robb Elementary School where he barricaded himself. No information on the shooter has been released at this time.
The details surrounding what happened next is unclear, but people on the scene state they thought it was a shootout between a man and Border Patrol. A local business owner, a couple of blocks away from Robb Elementary School said that the Border Patrol was chasing someone. This person fired four shots at the police and then the police returned fire. The man ran inside the school and barricaded himself. After this the business owner stated that he saw children being evacuated outside of windows and said the police placed the shooter into custody.
Spoke with a Uvalde business owner, a few blocks away from Robb Elementary. Said it was a chase with border patrol. Four shots fired then police fired back. Man ran to school and hid inside. He saw kids being evacuated out a window. Confirmed that shooter is in custody.
— Michael Board (@MikeBoard1200) May 24, 2022
Police state 18-year-old Salvador Ramos was the shooter who killed 19 children. Governor Abbot states that he shot his grandmother before killing the 19 students and 3 adults. He was shot by law enforcement at the scene. The suspect broke numerous gun laws during this shooting.
NEW: We obtained a photo of the alleged Uvalde Elementary School shooter, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos.
According to Gov. Abbott, he was killed by law enforcement at the scene.
— CBS Austin (@cbsaustin) May 24, 2022
A gunman killed 15 people – 14 of them children – at a Texas elementary school, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, marking the deadliest school shooting in the state's history: https://t.co/MmkS8m0gz1 pic.twitter.com/0TtxjS69de
— El Paso Times (@elpasotimes) May 24, 2022
BREAKING: Uvalde school shooting death toll climbs to 21, including 18 children, says State Sen. Gutierrez https://t.co/nqLn67FyJR
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) May 24, 2022