The death toll in the mass shooting incident at a school in Texas rose to 21 including 19 children and two adults, the local authority says, APA reports citing Los Angeles Times.
The gunman was also killed in the shooting.
Fifteen people were killed, including more than a dozen children, in a shooting at a Texas elementary school, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, APA reports citing LA Times.
“He shot and killed horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher,” the Texas governor said, adding that the suspect, Salvador Ramos, 18, is also dead.
After an active shooter was reported at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a predominantly Latino town about 85 miles west of San Antonio, Uvalde Memorial Hospital said in a Facebook post at 12:30 p.m. Pacific that hospital staff was caring for “several students” in the emergency room.
Uvalde Memorial received 17 injured children via ambulance or school bus, two of them dead on arrival, hospital Chief Executive Tom Nordwick said.
He said the hospital also treated a man in his mid-40s who had suffered minor injuries in the shooting.