Shooter Accused Of Killing At Least 15 At Texas School Identified

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The gunman accused of leaving at least 14 children and a teacher dead at a Texas elementary school has been identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, according to Gov. Greg Abbott and local law enforcement, per Reuters.

The governor says Ramos allegedly opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, which is 80 miles outside of San Antonio, on Tuesday (May 24). Ramos, who lives in Uvalde, was also killed by responding police officers during the rampage, reporters learned from Abbott.

The governor revealed during a press conference that the 18-year-old allegedly shot his grandmother before entering the school, according to ABC News. He didn't provide any details on her condition.

"He shot and killed horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher," Abbott says. "Mr. Ramos, the shooter, he himself is deceased and it's believed that responding officers killed him."

Investigators believe Ramos acted alone and went inside Robb Elementary with a handgun and rifle. No word on a potential motive as of Tuesday afternoon. The student victims were in second, third, and fourth grades, authorities added.

Reports say "several" people were rushed to nearby hospitals to get treatment for their injuries, but there hasn't been an update on their condition either since officials updated the death toll. Two officers were injured during the shooting, but they're expected to survive.

Robb Elementary students were taken to Willie DeLeon for reunification and the entire school district was placed on lockdown, according to officials.

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