VIDEO: 18-year-old gunman kills 14 students, one teacher at Texas elementary school


A woman reacts while talking on the phone outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center.

An 18-year-old gunman shot dead 14 children and a teacher at Robb Elementary School

in Texas on Tuesday, the state’s governor said.

The assailant “shot and killed, horrifically and incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher,” Governor Greg Abbott told a news conference.

He said the shooting suspect, a local teenager, was also “deceased,” adding “it is believed that responding officers killed him.”

A hospital, University Health in San Antonio, said it received two patients from the shooting – one child and one adult.

No official details were immediately available on the circumstances of the midday shooting, which unfolded at Robb Elementary School in the town of Uvalde, Texas, about 80 miles west of San Antonio.

The Uvalde Police Department said on its Facebook page that the suspect in the shooting had been killed just after 1 pm local time.

Earlier, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District posted a message on its Twitter feed describing the incident as “an active shooter” at Robb Elementary, adding, “Law enforcement is on site. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus.”

On the other hand, a man wanted in an apparently unprovoked fatal shooting aboard a New York City subway train was under arrest on Tuesday, hours after authorities posted his name and photo on social media and implored the public to help find him.

Andrew Abdullah, 25, was expected to face charges in the death of 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez.

The Legal Aid Society, which is representing him, said it was just beginning to review evidence and urged the public not to make assumptions about the case.

“Mr. Abdullah deserves vigorous representation from his defense counsel, and that is what The Legal Aid Society will provide,” the organization said in a statement.


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