SubscribeAccording to area police, a gunman was reported on the campus of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Fox News on Tuesday that one person had been shot and that the shooter afterward ran to the school and has barricaded themselves inside it. The Uvalde Police Department said on Facebook that by 1:06pm, local time, the shooter had been taken into custody.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital said Tuesday afternoon it was caring for "several students" in its emergency room who were wounded in the shooting, but gave no information about the nature of their injuries. Later, the hospital said two of the children brought in had been dead upon arrival and at least 15 had been wounded.
A child and a 66-year-old adult were also reportedly in the care of University Health in San Antonio, the adult being described as being in “critical” condition.The shooter’s identity is unknown.
The school is on lockdown, students are being transported to a nearby area for pickup, with their parents being directed there instead of to the school, the facility’s Facebook page said. A spokesperson for the district told KSAT, an ABC affiliate in San Antonio, that the pickup site was Willie DeLeon Civic Center.”Please know at this time all campuses are under a Lockdown Status due to gunshots in the area. The students and staff are safe in the buildings,” the Uvalde school district said in a message sent to parents.The majority-Hispanic city of Uvalde is located about 77 miles west of San Antonio.The United States has seen nearly 200 mass shootings so far in 2022, including the massacre of 10 Black shoppers at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket last week by a white man who expressed white supremacist ideas.