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Student kills at least 19 children

An 18-year-old man shot dead his grandmother in a Texas apartment on Tuesday. He crashed into a ditch with a truck Uvalde, west of San Antonio. He was heavily armed and wearing a body armor when he entered a school and started shooting.

Salvador Rolando Ramos, a Uvalde High School student who turned 18 on May 16, killed at least 19 children at Robb Elementary School, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez said Ramos used two rifles he bought.

“That was the first thing he did on his 18th birthday,” Gutierrez said.

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Salvador Ramos was identified as the 18-year-old gunman at Robb Elementary School in Texas on Tuesday. (.)

Relatives identified two of the victims at Robb Elementary School as fourth grade teacher Eva Mireles and 10-year-old Xavier Lopez, a fourth grade student.

Biography of Mireles on the school’s website reported that she had 17 years of education experience and was a mother married to an officer at the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.

Relatives identified fourth grade teacher Eva Mireles as one of the victims of the Texas school massacre. (.)

Ahead of Tuesday night’s update, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told reporters that two officers were injured. He announced that the shooter, 14 elementary school students and a teacher had died. Shortly thereafter, the death toll rose.

“There are families who are grieving right now. The state of Texas joins them in mourning the fact that these parents are unable to pick up their children,” Abbott said.

Ryan Ramirez called He was looking for his daughter. Adolfo Cruz said he and his family members were searching for his 10-year-old great-granddaughter, Elijah Cruz Torres.

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“I hope she’s alive,” Cruz said. “They are waiting for an update.”

Relatives identified 10-year-old fourth-grade student Xavier Lopez as one of the victims of the Texas school shooting. (.)

The death toll in the city east of the US-Mexico border could have been higher.

Marsha Espinosa, a spokeswoman for the US Department of Homeland Security, said US Border Patrol agents, on and off duty, confronted Ramos while he was barricaded at the school.

“These border guards and other officials are risking their own lives and getting between the gunman and the children at the scene to divert the gunman’s attention from potential victims and save lives,” Espinosa said wrote on Twitter. “At least one border guard was wounded by the gunman during the exchange of fire.”

Photo of the truck suspected in the shooting at Uvalde school said to have crashed before entering the primary school building (Eduardo Trinidad)

UCISD Police Chief Pete Arredondo said the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. The Police Department of Uvalde announced The suspect was in custody shortly after 1 p.m

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Arrendondo said Ramos worked alone. Meta removed an Instagram account apparently owned by Ramos. The @salv8dor_ account featured photos of two guns and a magazine.

Law enforcement personnel stand next to an armored vehicle outside Robb Elementary School after a shooting Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) (Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The district’s school year was scheduled to end on Thursday. Uvalde CISD Superintendent Hal Harrell said the district will now focus on providing grief counseling.

“My heart is broken today,” Harrell said.

Responders gather following a shooting Tuesday, May 24, 2022 near Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) (Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Officials did not release any information about the number of injuries. Authorities were still counting when the patients arrived at San Antonio Children’s Hospital. Uvalde Memorial Hospital reported Reception of two dead and 13 injured children.

University Health in San Antonio too reported Reception of two patients, a 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl. UH later had two more girls, ages 9 and 10.

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Law enforcement personnel, including the FBI, arrive at Robb Elementary School following a shooting Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) (Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

That San Antonio Police Departmentthat Houston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosivesthe FBI and other state and federal agencies supported local authorities.

On Tuesday night, after a 17-hour flight back from Asia, President Joe Biden delivered remarks about the school shooting from the White House.

“When in God’s name are we going to take a stand against the gun lobby?”

A Texas State Police officer walks outside Robb Elementary School after a shooting Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) (Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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US Senator Chris Murphy, representing survivors of the December 14, 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was struck by the shooting at Robb Elementary School, not far from his home.

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“Our heart breaks for these families. Every ounce of love and thoughts and prayers we can send, we send, but I’m here on this floor to beg, to literally get on my hands and knees and beg my colleagues. Find a way forward here. Work with us to find a way to pass legislation that makes this less likely.”

Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School after a shooting Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) (Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

In Sandy Hook, 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 first graders and six teachers. Like Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Lanza used an AR-15 rifle.

“I just don’t understand why people here think we’re powerless — we’re not,” Murphy told reporters on Capitol Hill.

Archbishop of San Antonio Gustavo Garcia Seller comforts families outside of the Civic Center following a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) (Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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6 p.m. report

An armed 18-year-old high school student shot dead his grandmother Tuesday in Texas, went to an elementary school and killed 14 students and a teacher.

5 p.m. report

According to Gov. Greg Abbott, 14 students and a teacher died Tuesday after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

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This is an evolving story. abc news and its subsidiaries in San Antonio and in Houston and The Associated Press contributed to this report. Torres contributed to this report from Miami. Checkol contributed to this report from Pembroke Park.

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