UPDATE 7:10 p.m.: State senator Roland Gutierrez briefed by Texas Rangers says 18 children, 3 adults killed in elementary school shooting.

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District officials said the school year is over.  The original end date was Thursday.

UPDATE 5:54 p.m.:

Today, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), released the following statement in response to the absolute act of evil that took place today in Uvalde, Texas:

“Today is a dark day. We’re all completely sickened and heartbroken. As of now, 15 innocent people are dead. 14 were children. Others are still in critical condition or otherwise injured, and we are all praying for each of them. I’m grateful for the heroes in law enforcement and first responders who responded to the scene and stopped the killer.

“Heidi and I are lifting up in prayer the entire Uvalde community during this devastating time and we mourn the lives that were taken by this act of evil. None of us can imagine the anguish the parents in Uvalde are going through. Our hearts go out to them.

“We’ve seen too many of these shootings. No parent should have to bear the pain of burying their child. We need to come together, as one nation, and support Uvalde as they try to heal from this devastating loss.”

UPDATE 4:14 p.m.:

Statement from County Judge Wolff on Uvalde shooting:

“It is with profound grief and broken hearts that we learn about the news coming our way this afternoon. We stand united with the community in Uvalde and offer our assistance. We also mourn with them over the lives of those children and adults lost to violence. Bexar County is sending personnel and material from the Office of Emergency Management, the Medical Examiner’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office, and University Hospital to support the ongoing operation.”

UPDATE 4:09 p.m.:

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde:

“Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde. Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering. We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Robb Elementary School. I have instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime. The Texas Division of Emergency Management is charged with providing local officials all resources necessary to respond to this tragedy as the State of Texas works to ensure the community has what it needs to heal.”

UPDATE 3:39 p.m.:

Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that an 18-year-old man from Uvalde shot and killed 14 students and a teacher.

The suspect reportedly abandoned a car outside the school and walked inside.  It is also possible that the man shot his grandmother before the school shooting.

Responding officers shot and killed the suspect.  Two officers were shot by the shooter, but they were not seriously injured.

UPDATE 3:27 p.m.:

Uvalde Memorial Hospital says it received 13 children via ambulance or treatment after an active shooter was reported at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The hospital says two people have died. Another hospital, University Hospital, says a 66-year-old woman was in critical condition. Uvalde police say the shooter is in custody.

Reporting from the Associated Press

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.:

ABC News has confirmed that 2 students are dead and 13 others were injured.  Police told ABC that the shooting did not originally happen at the campus.

UPDATE 2:25 p.m.:

San Antonio police confirmed that is has sent resources to Uvalde to assist, including its helicopter EAGLE, crime scene investigators, and SWAT.

KENS-TV reports the FBI is also on the scene to conduct its investigation.

UPDATE 2:06 p.m.:

Uvalde CISD says parents can now pickup students at Willie DeLeon Civic Center.

UPDATE 1:50 p.m.:

Uvalde Memorial Hospital said it is treating several students for injuries from the shooting.  KENS-TV reports several students were also sent to University Hospital in San Antonio for treatment.  It is not clear the seriousness of the injuries.

UPDATE 1:27 p.m.:

Media reports say the shooter was a man who shot at police and then hid in the elementary school.  Witnesses told reporters it started as a chase with the Border Patrol.

Reports also said students were evacuated through a window at the school.  No word from the district when students can be picked up.

UPDATE 1:12 p.m.:

Uvalde police have the shooter in custody.


SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — An active shooter situation is confirmed to be happening at a Uvalde elementary school late Tuesday morning.

Uvalde ISD said law enforcement is on the scene at Robb Elementary School and people are being requested to not to go to the school.

Uvalde police said students are being transported to Willie DeLeon Civic Center to be picked up by their parents at a later time.  The school district said the students are not yet ready for pickup.

No word on injuries.

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