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Death toll climbs: 19 children, 2 adults, School Shooter dead at Uvalde, TX Robb Elementary

UPDATE: UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say victim toll in Texas school shooting stands at 19 children, two adults.

UPDATE: Multiple law enforcement shot during incident.

UPDATE: Superintendent: Uvalde's superintendent said grief counselors would be provided, and all remaining classes would be cancelled. "My heart is broken today," said Hal Harrell, Uvalde, CISD Superintendent. "We're a small community. And we'll need your prayers to get us through this," said Harrell.

Update: Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez (D) tells CNN the death toll has climbed: 18 children, 3 adults, grandmother is holding on.

UPDATE: Diocesan Statement on the School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

We in the El Paso community know this pain very well.
Despite our experience with this evil we still cannot possibly fathom the loss of innocent
children whose lives were snuffed out by a young man with a gun.
We pledge to renew our efforts in the Church to assist in finding ways to more effectively
identify people at risk of such behavior and to push for reasonable limits to the proliferation of
firearms.
Our prayers are with the Uvalde Community. We stand with them in faith, love and solidarity. In
the face of unbearable grief and pain, we pray that the love of Christ envelope the families of
those that lost life today.

UPDATE: El Paso Mayor Releases Statement on Uvalde Shooting
“Our hearts break in El Paso for the children and teacher lost in the shooting in Uvalde, Texas. It is particularly shattering that the most innocent of souls were targeted. Our prayers are with their family members and everyone in Uvalde as they deal with the effects of this senseless act of violence. They now begin the difficult process of trying to understand the nature of what happened, and mourn the loss of their beloved children. We dealt with a devastating shooting action in 2019, and there is simply no way to understand this type of hatred. Violence is too prevalent in recent times. We stand in solidarity and support, and we cry alongside our fellow Texans during this unspeakable tragedy.” -- Oscar Leeser
Mayor

UVALDE, Texas -- Texas governor: Shooter was 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a student at Uvalde High School. There are reports Ramos killed his grandmother before the mass shooting.

UVALDE, Texas -- Texas governor: Elementary school shooter dead, believed to have been killed by responding officers.

UVALDE, Texas -- Texas governor says 14 students, 1 teacher killed at Uvalde, Texas, elementary school.

Uvalde, Texas -- Police in Texas say a shooter has killed as many as14 people at an elementary school in south Texas.

The incident was reported just before noon. According to a tweet from Uvalde CISD, the shooter was was Robb Elementary.

Uvalde is 80 miles west of San Antonio.

ABC News reports as many as 14 people are dead, including two children, according to the local hospital.

The Associated Press reports 13 children were taken to the hospital, and two people are dead. The AP says it's unclear if the two people who died are among the 13 transported to the hospital.

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53 Comments

  1. “the shooter was was Robb Elementary.” Another graduate from EP Comedy College of Journalism I presume? Why does KVIA hire these baboons?

    1. Salvador Ramos is a white guy? You wish alberta/char liar. Just another caca brown illegal that wants everyone dead. Just like you fool.

      1. No, the shooter wasn’t white nor a Republican, but we all know that Republicans enabled him by continually blocking gun law reform. I don’t need to spin it. It spins itself.

    1. Allow select teachers and campus Administrators to be armed. They would neutralize these little atheist punks as soon as they enter the building

          1. Oh you’re wrong. Charliar won’t stand up to a real man but he will gladly and proudly hurt little girls, defenseless women, etc. Just look at his arrest record

        1. They absolutely do. You’re a convicted rapist for example. The kids that I knew as a kid who didn’t go to church were ALWAYS the ones doing the evilists of acts. Pure evil, just like you.

          1. Check out the catholic church and the baptist church. I’ve never had so much as a parking ticket. You and madmike are the only ones here who have had continual contacts with law enforcement concerning your improper contact with children.

          1. True. I take back my earlier statement. But if we could take a tally of harmful behavior, we all know the religious would come out in the lead.

    1. I call on David Gonzalez to ban Alberto Velarde and his aliases from posting on KVIA, like the Herald Post did for his racist rants. All of his aliases come back to the same email address (High420Lonesome@*mail.com)

  2. Did you see biden’s divisive rant last night? The Socialist-Democrat Party has no chance in h e l l of winning anything in November.

    1. You spent most of your life doing nothing but standing around waiting on your government paycheck and embar.ra.s.sing the agencies you were employed at until they ran you off. You’re a trumpite and a traitor.

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