Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced fourteen students and one teacher were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday. Abbott said the alleged shooter, 18-year-old Salvador Romas, a Uvalde resident, was killed by responding officers. Two officers are reported ‘struck by rounds’ but were not seriously injured.
Abbott said the shooter used a handgun and possibly a rifle.
This is the second successful and third attempted mass shooting in recent weeks. Ten people were killed in a racially-motivated attack on grocery store in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York on May 14. The following day one person was killed in an attempted mass shooting at a church meeting of Taiwanese Christians in Southern California by a shooter who was motivated by pro-Communist China sentiments. Parishioners fought and stopped the gunman.