Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, according to reports from multiple outlets. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed the news. The school teaches second through fourth grades. It was the second-to-last day of school before summer break.
At a press conference, Abbott said the suspect is an 18-year-old high school student who, police believe, worked alone. “He shot and killed horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher,” the governor said earlier in the afternoon. Abbott also said that the suspect reportedly shot his grandmother before opening fire on the school. The suspect is deceased, according to police.
Our full database of mass shootings since 1982 can be found here. This is the third mass shooting in 2022.
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