BREAKING: 19 Elementary School Children, 2 Teachers Killed in US Mass Shooting

BREAKING: 19 Elementary School Children, 2 Teachers Killed in US Mass Shooting

  • Eighteen-year-old Salvador Ramos has been identified as the gunman in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in south Texas
  • Authorities said victims of the attack which occured on Tuesday, May 24, has hit 21 people - 19 pupils and two teachers
  • Ramos has also been killed in a shootout with police officers at the scene of the crime, as President Joe Biden calls for gun use reforms from Congress

Nineteen elementary school children and two teachers have been killed in a mass shooting in Uvalde, South Texas.

Independent reports that the pupils and the teacher were killed by an 18-year-old gunman, Salvador Ramos, barely a week after another shooter had killed 10 people at a local supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

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Salvador Ramos has been identified as the gunman in the Robb Elementary school shooting that left 19 pupils and 2 teachers dead. Photo: CBS News
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Reports from the scene of the incident said that Ramos has since been shot dead in a shootout with police officers at the scene of the crime.

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School teachers were also killed in the shooting

An aunt to one of the victims of the shouting - a fourth-grade teacher, Eva Mireles - said she was furious that these shootings in public places in the US have continued.

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Her words:

“These children are innocent. Rifles should not be easily available to all.”

BBC reports that the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Chief of Police Pete Arredondo confirmed the shooting.

Arredondo also said that the incident started at about 11.32 local time on Tuesday, May 24 and that the shooter is believed to have acted alone.

Also speaking on the incident, the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, noted that Ramos abandoned a vehicle before making an entrance into the school to open fire on the children.

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His words:

“When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?”

His address was followed by a series of tweets stating that these kinds of mass shootings rarely happen elsewhere in the world.

He queried:

"Why are we willing to live with this carnage? Why do we keep letting this happen? Where in God’s name is our backbone to have the courage to deal with it?
"It’s time to turn this pain into action."

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