Posted BY: R.M | NwoReport
Salvador Ramos, 18, shot his grandmother before going to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde; engaging border patrol agents nearby in a shootout; and then barricading himself inside the school, killing 14 students and a teacher
Fourteen children and a teacher have been killed at a Texas elementary school by an 18-year-old gunman who was then shot dead by police.
Governor Greg Abbott named 18-year-old Salvador Roma, a student at Uvalde High School, as the gunman who opened fire at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon.
The name was later clarified to Salvador Ramos.
His student victims were aged between seven and 11, CNN’s Ed Lavandera reported.
‘He shot and killed – horrifically and incomprehensibly – 14 students and killed a teacher,’ Abbott said at a press briefing.
‘There are families that are in mourning right now. And the state of Texas is in mourning with them.’
Ramos’s social media was full of photos of guns. He messaged a stranger on Instagram, tagging her in a photo of the guns.
‘I got Lil secret. I wanna tell you,’ one message said.
‘Be grateful I tagged you,’ he wrote.
She replied: ‘No it’s just scary…’
Ramos, equipped with a handgun and possibly a rifle, allegedly shot his grandmother, whose condition is not yet known, before entering the school and opening fire, Abbott said.
Photos show a pickup truck that crashed outside the school, which, according to Abbott, Ramos abandoned before entering the school.
Additionally, thirteen children are being treated at the Uvalde Memorial emergency room as well as a 45-year-old man who suffered a ‘graze.’
University Health San Antonio also confirmed they received a child whose condition is currently unknown and a 66-year-old woman who is in critical condition.