The latest video from Texas shooting and a summary of the latest news from the massacre which has rocked the nation.
Tuesday’s massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, is the second-deadliest school shooting since 2012 when 26 children and adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
At least 19 children and two teachers were killed in Tuesday’s mass shooting. The 18-year-old gunman is dead.
- The gunman, identified by officials as Salvador Ramos, is dead and is believed to have acted alone.
- Ramos is believed to have shot his grandmother before heading to the elementary school. She was hospitalized in critical condition late Tuesday.
- The suspect crashed his vehicle in a ditch near the school before attempting to enter the premises, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Erick Estrada told WTX USA.
- A motive for the shooting is unclear at this time, Estrada said.
Latest Video from Texas Shooting from Texas & the USA
These are the first child victims to be identified after a teen gunman rampaged through an elementary school yesterday in Uvalde, Texas.
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Gunman sent Instagram messages hours before shooting
Three days before the attack in Texas, an Instagram account linked to shooter Salvador Ramos posted a photo of two rifles lying on a carpet. The story tagged another Instagram account by name in the photo.
The owner of the tagged Instagram account wrote in a story posted after the shooting that Ramos had tagged her and messaged her out of the blue.
White House planning for President Biden to travel to Texas
White House aides are in the early stages of planning for President Joe Biden to travel to Texas after 19 children and two adults were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school, sources familiar with the planning say.
Gun laws will never change
Gun laws will never change in the United States because it is not the children of the lawmakers who are dying.
Until the day there is a massacre in a private school where the children of Senators and congressmen and women send their kids. Then as horrible as it sounds nothing will ever change. To them we are dispensible.