The twisted Texas school gunman who killed 19 students on Tuesday fired with police before storming Robb Elementary School and shooting at “anyone who gets in his way,” officials said.
“The suspect entered the school and as soon as he entered the school he started shooting at children, teachers and anyone who stood in his way,” Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Department of Public Safety told San Antonio-based television station KENS 5. “He shot everyone.”
According to the authorities, at least 19 children and two adults died in the horrific mass shooting, including the grandmother of the gunman Salvador Ramos.
Ramos was killed by the police at the school.
Olivarez told KENS 5 that police received a call from a car accident and a man with a gun near the school. Ramos shot his grandmother before he arrived at school, Olivarez said.
DPS spokesman Erick Estrada said CNN’s Anderson Cooper Ramos contacted police outside the Uvalde County school but was still able to get inside.
“The suspect fell near a ditch near the school,” Estrada said. “There he got out with what I believe was a gun and tried to enter the school where he was attacked by police. Unfortunately he was able to enter the premises and from there he entered several classrooms and started shooting his firearm.”
According to DPS officials, Ramos wore body armor and was armed with a long rifle.
Olivarez told KENS 5 that when a tactical team arrived, they fired on Ramos.
Police officers rushed into the school to take their own children out of school, he added.
“There were some police officers, families who were trying to get their kids out of school because it was an active shooter situation right now, it’s a terrible situation right now,” Olivarez said. “And of course, as we mentioned, the loss of life is just awful, it’s a horrible tragedy that happened.”
The investigation is being led by the Texas Rangers with the participation of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
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