The devastating death toll coming out of Texas includes 14 children, one teacher, the teenage shooter, and reportedly his grandmother.
Gov. Greg Abbott said 18-year-old Salvador Ramos of Uvalde, with a handgun and possibly a rifle, “shot and killed horrifically, incomprehensibly 14 students and killed a teacher.”
“The suspect also allegedly shot his grandmother before entering the school and again opening fire,” ABC News writes. Ramos was reportedly fleeing police when he got to Robb Elemenatary, per the Daily Beast. The suspect is believed to have been killed by police, Abbott said.
13 patients were brought to Uvalde Memorial Hospital; CEO Tom Nordwick initially told CNN that two were dead upon arrival. Two patients were brought to University Health in San Antonio and a third is pending transfer, one being a child, another being a 66-year-old woman in critical condition.
“When parents drop their kids off at school, they have every expectation to know that they’re going to be able to pick their child up when that school day ends. And there are families who are in mourning right now,” Abbott said. “The state of Texas is in mourning with them for the reality that these parents are not going to be able to pick up their children.”