Texas Elementary Shooting: 2 Killed, 13 Children Hospitalized
(UVALDE, Texas) — Two people were dead and more than a dozen children hospitalized as multiple medical centers cared for people injured in a shooting at a Texas elementary school, hospital officials said Tuesday. According to police, the suspect shooter is currently in custody.
Officials with Uvalde Memorial Hospital stated that 13 children were brought by bus and ambulance to Uvalde Memorial Hospital. The active shooter had been reported at Robb elementary School in Uvalde about 85 mi (135 km) west of San Antonio. As is the count of those who died, the health statuses of the children remains unknown.
University Hospital in San Antonio reported that another hospital had placed a woman, aged 66, in critical condition.
The nature and severity of the people’s injuries wasn’t immediately known, but the shooter was in custody shortly after 1 p.m, the Uvalde Police Department said.
According to the Uvalde Consolidated Independent Schools District, Robb Elementary School had been hit by an active shooter. The school has a student enrollment of less than 600. The district stated earlier that gunshots had forced all of the schools to close down in response.
Unofficial dispatcher from Uvalde Police Department said that the scene is still active. He also stated that there was no further information. City and school officials didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
The district said that the city’s civic center was being used as a reunification center.
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