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At Least 15 Killed at Texas Elementary School: Officials

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A gunman opened fire inside Ross elementary school, according to governor Greg Abbott, killing at least 14 children and one adult.
At least 14 children and one adult were shot to death by a gunman at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, according to officials, in one of the deadliest school shootings in years. This is a developing story. Around noon, a shooter identified as 18-year-old Salvador Romas entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a working-class, majority Hispanic town of nearly 16,000 approximately 80 miles west of San Antonio. According to Governor Greg Abbott, he entered the school with a handgun and possibly a rifle. “He shot and killed, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher,” Abbott said at a press conference, adding that the gunman is dead and believed to have been killed by officers responding to the school. Abbott also reported that the gunman shot his grandmother before the attack on the school, which took place two days before students got off for the summer. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Chief of Police Pete Arredondo added at a press conference that the gunman acted alone.

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