According to the governor of Texas, a mentally-ill psychopath has killed 15 people, including 14 students and a teacher.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a news conference that “swift action” was taken by law enforcement at the mass shooting scene, but it was too late for many children. “The shooter is no longer alive,” Abbott said. “The shooter was Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old male who resided in Uvalde.”
The governor said Ramos entered the school with a handgun and possibly a rifle. The governor confirmed that he shot and killed 14 students and killed a teacher.
“Mr. Ramos, the shooter, he himself is deceased, and it is believed that responding officers killed him. Two responding officers were struck by rounds but have no serious injuries,” Abbott said.
According to multiple sources, the shooter appears to be a murder suspect who was being pursued by border patrol agents. Ramos opened fire inside the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas after he exchanged gunfire with border patrol agents and barricaded himself in the school, sending the campus into lockdown.