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Gunman kills 18 children, 2 teachers at school in US

Eighteen children and two teacher were killed in a shooting Tuesday morning at a Texas elementary school in the United States.

The suspected shooter, who might have had a handgun and a rifle, was fatally wounded in the law enforcement response to the attack at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 83 miles west of San Antonio, the Texas state Governor Greg Abbott said during a news conference.

“It is believed that he abandoned his vehicle, then entered into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with a handgun, and he may have also had a rifle,” Abbott said at a news briefing.

“He shot and killed, horrifically and incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher,” the governor said.

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The attack was reported as a mass casualty incident shortly after 11:30 a.m., authorities said. The suspected shooter was identified as Salvador Rolando Ramos, 18, multiple senior law enforcement sources said.

Multiple survivors — the exact number was unknown — were being treated at regional hospitals.

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