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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in the town of Uvalde a “horrific tragedy.”
“What happened in Uvalde is a horrific tragedy that cannot be tolerated in the state of Texas. There is swift action being taken by local law enforcement,” he told reporters.
He said the shooter was 18 years old and is dead.
“It’s believed that responding officers killed him,” he said. “It appears that two responding officers were struck by rounds but have no serious injuries.”
He added that the local authorities investigating the shooting will be given any required resources.
Uvalde is about 85 miles west of San Antonio.
The elementary school shooter is an 18-year-old male from Uvalde, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.
“It’s believed that he abandoned his vehicle and entered into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with a handgun and he may have also had a rifle, but that is not yet confirmed according to my most recent report,” he said.