THERE was fear and shock at a Texas elementary after a school shooting was reported on Tuesday.
The shooting was first confirmed by the district and later by Governor Greg Abbott.
What happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas?
On May 24, 2022, a school shooting was reported at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, around 11:30am local time.
It ultimately took the lives of at least 18 students and three adults, including fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles.
Others that were injured were quickly rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
At University Health in San Antonio, a 66-year-old woman is in critical condition, while the status of the other victims is unknown.
More details are expected to be released following an investigation.
What did Governor Abbott say about the shooting?
Texas Governor Greg Abbott was one of the first to confirm the shooting.
In a press conference, Abbott said the shooter, "shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly 14 students and killed a teacher," adding that they had access to a handgun and possibly a rifle.
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"When parents drop their kids off at school, they have every expectation to know that they're going to be able to pick their child up when that school day ends. And there are families who are in mourning right now," Abbott added, via ABC News.
"The state of Texas is in mourning with them for the reality that these parents are not going to be able to pick up their children."
Who was the Robb Elementary School shooter?
During the press conference, Abbott revealed that the shooter was an 18-year-old male.
The suspect, who was identified as Salvador Ramos, is believed to have been killed by responding law enforcement officers.
The suspect also allegedly shot his grandmother before entering the school, Abbott said, via ABC 13.
Investigators believe he acted alone, but at this time, the motive for the attack is unclear.