Texans witnessed another senseless act of violence in San Antonio today. The gunman, suspected of killing two police officers, then fled in his own vehicle. Police are assessing the scene and evaluating possible victims. The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council to coordinate and respond to mass casualty events. Methodist Healthcare said the incident occurred at around 11:50 a.m. Tuesday.
Texans watched another senseless act of violence in San Antonio, Texas today. The shooter is a man who entered Robb Elementary School with a rifle and body armor. He then exchanged gunfire with law enforcement officers, shooting multiple officers and killing one of them. Multiple children were also injured. It remains unclear why the gunman chose this particular school. But the Texas Department of Public Safety is expressing sympathy and concern for those who were hurt or harmed.
Despite the senseless nature of the shooting, Republican leaders in Texas have been under intense scrutiny since the incident. President Donald Trump and GOP legislators have pushed against gun control measures and expanded gun rights. After the El Paso Walmart shooting, Sante Fe school shooting, and Sutherland Springs church shooting, Republican leaders have been under pressure to expand gun rights and oppose any attempt to curb them. In the aftermath of the shooting, Trump has been scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association convention.
Authorities are determining the motive of the shooter. It is unknown whether the shooting took place in one classroom or multiple classrooms. There were no names released of the victims or their parents. The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating an investigation, but officials haven’t released any details yet. The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing the case to determine if the suspect was a student.
After the attack on the elementary school, the suspected shooter was dead and responded officers killed him. The suspect killed 19 children and one teacher. The gunman’s motive for killing the children was unclear. Authorities believe he had a handgun and a rifle. Authorities believe the shooter had a mental health problem and lacked any criminal history. The suspect, a former prison inmate, died from the gunfire.
A suspect was killed and at least three people were injured in an attack on a school in San Antonio. The Texas Department of Public Safety is cooperating with investigators in the case. The suspect was identified as Salvador Rolando Ramos, 18. The suspected gunman opened fire on the school and also shot his grandmother. He then drove off in his own vehicle, according to officials. Authorities say the gunman posted about the attack on social media.
Authorities believe the gunman drove off in his own car after the shooting. The suspect crashed his grandmother’s vehicle and jumped out of the car with a long rifle and a bag of ammunition. He then started firing at witnesses at the funeral home. The shooter then fled in his own vehicle. The incident was reported at 11:28 a.m. local time Tuesday.
Multiple police departments responded to the school within four minutes. The suspected gunman entered the school through an unlocked door and then walked down the hall about 20 to 30 feet before entering a classroom. Several students and staff were unharmed during the incident. Multiple police departments and a SWAT-like tactical unit were called in. The suspect’s identity is still unknown.
According to officials, the suspect had been a troubled young man. He had recently stopped attending school and had few friends. An acquaintance of Ramos told CNN he stopped attending work about two weeks ago. The suspect had recently purchased an AR-style rifle and 375 rounds of ammunition. The shooter was armed and ready to take action. The gunman is still at large.
Several children were among the 14 victims in a school shooting in the city today, including a 12-year-old girl and a woman in her 40s. The shooter reportedly shot the children and the teacher at Robb Elementary School before escaping the scene, according to a news release from the school. The school is located in a tight-knit community built around a shaded central square. Many families have lived there for generations. In addition to being the victim, one of the survivors of the shooting is a substitute teacher at Uvalde High School. When she heard the shooting, she texted her niece, a fourth-grader at Robb Elementary, to check on her. Her niece was in the school when she received the message.
At least two police officers were injured in the shooting, and two patients were transferred to University Hospital in San Antonio. The other 15 victims were treated and released from a local hospital. The University Hospital San Antonio was the closest Level 1 trauma center, and doctors say the hospital has not yet confirmed the exact number of victims. The suspected shooter, Salvador Ramos, was an 18-year-old Uvalde resident. The suspect, Salvador Ramos, had a handgun and a rifle.
The San Antonio mayor is urging residents to fly their flags at half-staff and to pray. He also asked them to display the American flag and the Texas flag to show solidarity. The San Antonio police department’s response to the shooting has been swift and exemplary. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg also asked residents to fly their flags at half-staff and to remember the victims in prayer.
The suspect in a school shooting in San Antonio was identified as Salvador Ramos, a recent high school dropout with no prior criminal record. Authorities are investigating whether he had a juvenile record, but the man has no prior convictions. Ramos posted three messages on Facebook before the shooting. He also shot a 66-year-old woman in her home in Uvalde, Texas, before he opened fire at the school. The woman was later airlifted to a San Antonio hospital with gunshot wounds. Officials say the woman may be the gunman’s grandmother and that the connection between the shootings is still under investigation.
A suspect killed two people at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon. The gunman also killed the grandmother of the second-grader. He then drove to Robb Elementary School and forced his way into the school and began shooting at the students. The suspect was then fatally shot by a Border Patrol officer after he rushed into a barricaded classroom and opened fire. The suspect was killed by police.
The chief of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District said the shooting began at 11:32 a.m. local time. The Uvalde school district has less than 500 students. A woman, 66, and a 10-year-old girl were among the victims. The shooting also injured five others, including the two shooters. The victims are still being treated at a hospital, but their conditions are critical.
The school will remain closed until further notice. Grief counselors will be available for the students beginning Wednesday. The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation, which will likely last for several days. This horrific incident has affected many families in the city, but there are no immediate reports of an underlying motive. A full investigation is underway. The names of the suspect have not yet been released. If you or a loved one has been affected, call 911.
Five others were injured
At least two people died and five others were wounded in a shooting at a music venue in San Antonio today. Police said an argument broke out inside the Ventura, located on the Museum Reach part of the River Walk. The victims included an 18-year-old man who had allegedly abandoned his car outside the school and entered the building with a rifle or handgun. The suspect has been identified as Salvador Ramos of Uvalde.
The shooter is currently in custody. The suspect was arrested and is undergoing questioning by authorities. The school is a heavily Latino neighborhood. The school is located about 85 miles west of the city. The Robb Elementary School serves students in grades two through four. The shooting occurred in a crowded building with a central shaded square. Many families have lived in the neighborhood for generations. Lorena Auguste, a substitute teacher at a nearby high school, heard about the shooting and texted her niece, who was in her fourth grade.
The suspect, Salvador Ramos, had no prior criminal history and was arrested within an hour of entering the school. Police say Ramos had posted three posts on Facebook prior to the shooting and was shot several times by law enforcement before the school was evacuated. In addition to the five wounded people, the incident also resulted in 15 units of blood being flown to the scene. The shooting has led to increased gun violence in the United States, which is an increasingly dangerous epidemic.
According to officials, the gunman, who had been arrested at another school, entered the school through a window, then drove inside. A nearby resident called 911 and alerted local authorities. Two local police officers, meanwhile, exchanged gunfire with the shooter. When more law enforcement officials arrived, the gunfire had ended, but it is unclear where the gunman was. At the school, Border Patrol agents, SWAT-like tactical teams, and a counterterrorism unit also rushed to the school.