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The death toll from a school shooting in the state of Texas has risen to 21

Abbott said the man was shot by a local at Rob Elementary School in Wolverhampton, 85 miles west of San Antonio.

The death toll from a shooting at a Texas elementary school has risen to 18 children and three adults, a state senator said Tuesday.

Sen said he was notified by state police of the latest death toll at Rob Elementary School in Wolverhampton, a large Latin-populated community 85 miles west of San Antonio. Said Roland Gutierrez.

Three people injured in the attack have been admitted to hospital in critical condition, Guttierez told the Associated Press.

The first part

Earlier, Governor Greg Abbott said 14 minors, a teacher and an 18-year-old boy had been killed, in addition to the attacker.

Abbott said the man was shot by a local at Rob Elementary School in Wolverhampton, 85 miles west of San Antonio.

It’s the worst school shooting in Texas history, and it comes four years after it killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School in the Houston metropolitan area.

“He brutally, incomprehensibly shot 14 students and killed one teacher,” the governor said, adding that two police officers were shot but are expected to survive.

The assailant entered the school with a handgun and fired, Abbott said. He said the attacker may have been killed by police officers who arrived at the scene, but the facts are still under investigation.

It is unknown at this time how many people were injured in the shooting. Uvalde Memorial Hospital had earlier said it had 13 children and another hospital was concerned about the condition of a 66-year-old woman.

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Rob Elementary School has less than 600 students.

There was a heavy police presence around the school on Tuesday afternoon, with officers in heavy clothing diverting traffic and FBI agents moving in and out of the building.

Biden knows

White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said President Joe Biden had been notified of the shooting on her way back from a five-day tour of Asia and would continue to receive updates. Jean-Pierre commented that the president would release statements from the White House on Tuesday afternoon.

Two weeks ago, a gunman opened fire on 10 black shopkeepers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, which officials described as a hate crime.

Uvalde has about 16,000 residents and is the seat of government of Uvalde County. The city is about 120 kilometers from the Mexican border. Rob Elementary School is located in the residential area of ​​most of the ordinary houses.

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