Update 5:00 PM PST: The death toll now stands at 18 children and 3 adults, according to Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez.
“We can’t be numb to that.” “It doesn’t have to be inevitable.”
At least 14 children and a teacher were killed at an elementary school in Uvalade, Texas, after a gunman allegedly opened fire inside a classroom on Tuesday afternoon.
Governor of Texas Greg Abbott National media outlets were told on Tuesday that an 18-year-old student from a local high school had been identified Salvador Ramos Accused of killing his grandmother at his home, approached Rob Primary School In the small West Texas town, and shot in a classroom.
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Now, as investigators try to reconcile the timeline of the incident, police officials have revealed to the media that at least 14 schoolchildren – including a teacher – allegedly second, third and fourth graders – are dead. Governor Abbott reported that Ramos also died, apparently after being killed by officers in response to a horrific massacre.
MySa. It was reported on Tuesday afternoon that at least 13 children had been taken nearby Uvalade Memorial Hospital Ambulance and school bus, as well. It was not immediately clear how many transported children were among the dead, although the medical center confirmed to the outlet that “two dead bodies have arrived at the hospital.”
Other apparent victims of the tragic shooting have been airlifted to other large community hospitals across the state of Texas. University health systemIn the city of San Antonio, they announced Tuesday afternoon that they had found two victims of the shooting – a 10-year-old girl and a 66-year-old woman – both in “critical condition.”
Hospital Share On Facebook:
“We got two patients from the shooting at Rob Elementary School in Uvalade. One patient is a 66-year-old woman. Another patient is a 10-year-old girl. The condition of both the patients is critical. Our hearts are breaking for the people affected by this senseless tragedy. Our thoughts are with the patients, the families, the students, the teachers and the people in this community. “
We pray they both get over it.
Per TMZThis Thursday was supposed to be the last day of school for the students Uvalde Combined Independent School District. Rob Elementary has a population of about 500 students.
Immediately, Texas and nationally accepted politicians Twitter To condemn the horrific incidents of violence. Julian Castro, Ted CruzAnd Hillary Clinton Among the lawmakers who have spoken out about the terrible school tragedy:
Fourteen children died. Absolutely destructive.
My heart goes out to the Uvalde community. It is not normal or inevitable. Children and parents should never get used to this violence.
We must work under gun law.
– Julian Castro (JulianCastro) May 24, 2022
Heidi and I are raising children and families in prayer during the horrific shooting in Uvalade.
We are in close contact with local officials, but specific details are still being leaked.
Thanks to the heroic law enforcers and first responders for working so fast.
– Ted Cruz (tedcruz) May 24, 2022
We have broken hearts with Uvalde.
– Beto O’Rourke (etoBetoORourke) May 24, 2022
Thoughts and prayers are not enough.
Year after year, nothing more, we are becoming a nation of painful cries.
We just need lawmakers in America who are willing to stop the gun violence that is killing our children.
– Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 24, 2022
How much more life? How many more children? And how long ago did we reject the choices that made us a country where this happens regularly? It’s not inevitable, it’s horrible. It must be over.
– Secretary Pete Butigig (ecSecretaryPete) May 24, 2022
Commonsense gun safety law works.
At CA, we’ve halved our gun deaths since the 1980’s.
We won’t fix it overnight – but let’s stop pretending that these masses are an inevitable horror that we have to experience on a regular basis.
– Gavin Newsom (GavinNews) May 24, 2022
Celebrities, too, are already reacting to horrific, horrific events.
From Chris Evans Per LeBron JamesAnd Meghan McCain Per Rachel LindsayCelebrities from all walks of life mourned the horrific, unimaginable event in tweets throughout Tuesday evening:
Enough fucking !!!!
– Chris Evans (ChrisEvans) May 24, 2022
God help us and help Uvalde, Texas. God help the victims and their loved ones and pray hard for their souls in this moment. May Allah help our sick country. May God have mercy on all of us.
There is pure, unadulterated evil in this world.
– Meghan McCain (MeghanMcCain) May 24, 2022
It was the last week of school.
Summer vacation was planned.
The kids successfully won through another school year.
… And then there was a gunman ????# Uvalde
– Emanuel Acho (EmmanuelAcho) May 24, 2022
My heart goes out to the children, staff and family at Rob Elementary School in Uvalade, Texas. The lack of progress on how to save innocent lives from innocent gun violence is a shame in this country of the past.
– Rachel Lindsay (@TheRachLindsay) May 24, 2022
In the midst of my thoughts and prayers, Rob Elementary School in TX goes for the loss of loved ones and the families of the injured! Enough people when enough !!! These are kids and we put them in school. Seriously “this is the school” where it is considered the safest!
– LeBron James (KingsJames) May 24, 2022
To the bereaved family, we weep with you in your grief and seek God’s comfort for your unimaginable pain. Let your angels ascend in spite of the darkness that has taken them. And the light of reason and compassion can save the lives of others in their name.
– Stacey Abrams (acestaceyabrams) May 24, 2022
Absolutely heartbreaking. And angry. Very angry This should not be acceptable. Ever. Shall we choose a different path? How can we not? These children. So many kids.
– Dan Rather (anDanRather) May 24, 2022
We are heartbroken by the tragic events this afternoon in Uvalade as we mourn our neighbors in Texas. To the victims, their families and the entire UWALD community, you will be close to our hearts today and in the weeks to come.
– Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) May 24, 2022
I am shocked at what has happened to these children. I’m absolutely heartbroken.
– Alex Morgan (lex alexmorgan13) May 24, 2022
Wow wow wow. Cookie and I are heartbroken to hear the news of the Uvalde, Texas elementary school shooting. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost a loved one today. My good, God bless the bereaved families ???????????
– Irwin Magic Johnson (Magic Johnson) May 24, 2022
Lots. Just last week a target was shot at a market in Buffalo and now shooting at a school in Uvalad. Communities should be safe in their grocery stores, our children should be safe in class! This must end.
Thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need change. ????
– Becky G (amiambeckyg) May 24, 2022
My kids are sitting outside the school and the little kids are chasing each other on the playground and wondering how any school in this country could be, anytime. How it happened before and will surely happen again. But it doesn’t have to be, it doesn’t have to be
– Clint Smith (ClintSmith III) May 24, 2022
That’s enough. We’ve had “enough” for centuries.
– Gabriel Union (@itsgabrielleu) May 24, 2022
US Senator Chris Murphy He went viral on Tuesday afternoon as he took to the stage in DC, urging fellow lawmakers to do something about reversing the decades-long unhealthy trend of school shootings in the United States:
Sen. Chris Murphy Uvalade commented on the Texas elementary school shooting: “What are we doing? What are we doing? … It only happens in this country and nowhere else. Elsewhere, young people don’t go to school thinking they might be shot that day. “Https://t.co/Zh3OvUaIwm pic.twitter.com/TjJVoaFbRN
– ABC News Politics (ABCPpolitics) May 24, 2022
Here is the latest information on the terrible tragedy KHOU 11 News (Below):
Our hearts are broken for the young victims of this sick, insensitive work.
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