School shooting in THE US kills 21, including 19 students.
At least 21 people, including 19 students, have been killed by gunmen at a primary school in the US state of Texas. The shooting took place on Tuesday local time. According to CNN, the state’s Department for Public Safety reported this information.
The gunman, Salvador Ramos, is believed to have been shot dead by police. The school that was attacked in Uvalde, South Texas, was called Rob Elementary School. Earlier, state Governor Greg Abbott said one teacher and 14 students had been killed in the shooting. Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old man, carried out the attack.
According to Reuters news agency, Greg Abbott said at a news conference after the shooting that two police officers were wounded at the time. However, their condition is not serious. The gunman is believed to have carried out the attack alone. However, it is not yet known why he carried out the attack.
Greg Abbott said the gunman, Salvador Ramos, entered the school in a car. He had a gun in his hand. It is believed that he had another rifle with him.
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Uvald police officer Pete Aredondo said those killed were second, third and fourth graders. Those in these classes in U.S. elementary schools are usually between the ages of 7 and 10.
The attack took place 10 days ago at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. 10 people were killed. The man who opened fire at the time was also 18 years old. Police believe it was a hate crime.
Schools in the United States have been attacked before. However, the texas attack is one of the attacks in the last 10 years. In 2012, a school in Connecticut was attacked. The attack killed 26 people, including 20 children. The children were between 5 and 10 years old. In 2018, there was an attack on a florida school. Seventeen students and teachers were killed in the attack.