Authorities say 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, armed with an AR-15 weapon, stormed into a classroom, barricaded himself inside and opened fire.
Nineteen children perished in that classroom along with two teachers.
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For the responding officials, this was personal. Many had their own children in danger.
“To all EMTs, Standby. Don’t try to get any closer. We fired shots,” a radio broadcast to rescue workers.
Officials say officers shot the suspect dead at the building’s entrance about 40 minutes to an hour after he first encountered a school resource officer.
Authorities say the suspect turned 18 nine days ago.
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The ATF said Ramos bought an AR-15 rifle just a day after his birthday.
Three days later he bought a second one.
And four days later he was at Robb Elementary School.
Ramos’ grandfather told ABC’s Matt Gutman he didn’t know his grandson had guns.
“If I had known, I would have reported it,” said Rolando Reyes.
News received by ABC News reveals a chilling warning just minutes before the shooting.
The alleged shooter texted a 15-year-old girl in Germany.
First, he described an argument with his grandmother over paying his phone bill.
He later wrote, “I’m going to shoot an elementary school now.”
Investigators are now flocking to his social media.
The principal ended the school year early.
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dr UCISD Superintendent Hal Harrell said: “My heart was broken today.
A Customs and Border Protection official told ABC News that there were four border patrol officers, members of elite special forces, who, along with state and local officials, attacked and stopped the gunman.
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The number of people injured or killed does not include the suspect or the perpetrator. These graphs show the death toll from all mass shootings since 20 children and six adults were shot dead on December 14, 2012 at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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https://abc13.com/uvalde-texas-robb-elementary-school-active-shooter-district-lockdown/11896237/ School shooting in Uvalde, Texas: 19 Robb elementary school students, 2 adults killed by gunman Salvador Ramos, authorities say