‘Enough Is Enough: 19 Children & 2 Adult Dead At A Texas Primary School

‘Enough Is Enough: 19 Children & 2 Adult Dead At A Texas Primary School

On Tuesday afternoon, an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two adults.

Investigators said the 18-year-old suspect possessed a handgun, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, and high-capacity magazines.

Before the rampage, the kid is suspected of shooting his grandmother.

He may have been a high school student in the neighborhood, according to local media.

The shooting began at 11:32 a.m. local time on Tuesday, according to Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Chief of Police Pete Arredondo, and police believe the attacker "did act alone during this heinous crime".

Governor Greg Abbott said the shooter, Salvador Ramos, abandoned a vehicle before entering the school and opened fire "horribly, incomprehensibly."

According to Erick Estrada of the Texas Department of Public Safety, who spoke to CNN, a Uvalde school district police officer who worked at the school witnessed Ramos emerge from the truck with a gun and wearing body armor.

Mr. Estrada said the officer "engaged" the subject but was unable to stop him. Two more policemen from the Uvalde Police Department attempted to stop Ramos but were unsuccessful and requested assistance.

A number of the deceased youngsters have been identified.

In comments released Tuesday night, family members acknowledged the deaths of 10-year-olds Xavier Lopez and Amerie Jo Garza.

Angel Garza announced the death of his daughter, Amerie, on Facebook.

"My little love is now flying high with the angels above. Please don't take a second for granted. Hug your family. Tell them you love them," he said.

Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles, two people who perished, were both teachers.

The shooting has sparked an outpouring of sadness and indignation, with several prominent politicians urging the passage of gun control legislation.

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