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Texas shooting: 19 children among dead

Texas Shooting / BBC News

A shooting at a primary school in south Texas claimed the lives of 19 young children and two adults. Before being murdered by law authorities, the shooter opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, which teaches children aged seven to ten.

Investigators said the 18-year-old suspect possessed a handgun, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, and high-capacity magazines. Before the rampage, the kid is suspected of shooting his grandmother.

He may have been a high school student in the neighborhood, according to local media.

The shooting began at 11:32 a.m. local time on Tuesday, according to Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Chief of Police Pete Arredondo, and police believe the attacker “acted alone during this horrible crime.”

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Governor Greg Abbott said the shooter, Salvador Ramos, abandoned a vehicle before entering the school and opened fire “horribly, incomprehensibly.”

A teacher, Eva Mireles, was one of the adults killed, according to US media. Her school district’s website stated that she had a college-aged daughter and enjoyed jogging and hiking.

Nearly 500 students attend the primarily Hispanic school located 85 miles (135 kilometers) west of San Antonio.

According to the Associated Press, a US Border Patrol agent who was close when the shooting started went into the school and shot and killed the gunman who was hiding behind a barricade.

The Border Patrol is a government agency that protects US entry points. A Border Patrol post is located at Uvalde, which is less than 80 miles from the Mexican border.

During an altercation with the gunman, two border agents were reportedly shot. Officials said one agent was shot in the head, and both are now in stable condition in the hospital.

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CBS News Report

The attacker, according to CBS News, was wearing body armor while carrying out the attack. Another 18-year-old suspect in the 14 May attack on a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, was wearing body armor and wielding a semi-automatic weapon, both of which are commercially accessible in the United States.

Earlier today, the Uvalde Memorial Hospital announced on Facebook that 13 children were transported to the hospital “by ambulances or buses.” University Health hospital authorities reported a 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old kid were in severe condition at a San Antonio hospital.

This is a horrible tragedy, but it is also depressingly familiar in America. Genuine pain and sympathy are being shown across the country. However, no one is astonished that this may happen.

This year alone, there have been 27 school shootings. Young schoolchildren practice what to do if a shooter enters their classroom on a regular basis. Ten people were slain in a mass shooting in New York just ten days ago.

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Political Recognition / Texas shooting

Politicians recognize that this is a crisis that is nearly unique to America, where gun violence has surpassed vehicle accidents as the biggest cause of mortality among adolescents and teenagers. However, politics appears incapable of solving the problem. Deeply ingrained opinions on gun restriction do not alter as a result of tragedies like the one in Uvalde.

“Why do we keep allowing this to happen?” President Biden wondered. “How come we’re willing to put up with this carnage?” Democrats, on the other hand, appear to be no closer to passing stricter gun control legislation. Some Republicans are already accusing them of cynically exploiting the latest school shooting to achieve their own political goals.

Along with Sandy Hook and the Parkland shooting, Robb Elementary School will be added to the list of school shootings. The murdering of children has revived the discussion over guns in America, but it hasn’t gotten it any closer to a conclusion. / Texas shooting

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