Texas governor: 14 students, 1 teacher killed in elementary school shooting

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at least 14 students and one teacher were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde on Tuesday.

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GREG ABBOTT: First, I want to tell you that what happened in Uvalde is a horrific tragedy that cannot be tolerated in the state of Texas. The shooter was Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old male, who resided in Uvalde. It's believed that he abandoned his vehicle and entered into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with a handgun, and he may have also had a rifle. But that is not yet confirmed, according to my most recent report.

He shot and killed horrifically and comprehensively 14 students and killed a teacher. Mr. Ramos, the shooter, he himself is deceased and is believed that responding officers killed him. It appears that two responding officers were struck by rounds but have no serious injuries.

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police department is the investigating agency. And we will provide them and the city of Uvalde substantial investigative and patrol assistance. We're in the process of obtaining detailed background information on the subject, his motive, the types of weapons used, the legal authority to possess them, and conduct a comprehensive crime scene investigation and reconstruction, and identify and interview all witnesses and provide victim services, and other support as needed.