Fourteen students and one teacher were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school west of San Antonio today, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said. He also confirmed that the 18-year-old gunman was shot dead by officers at Ross Elementary School in Ulvade.
Officials at nearby University Hospital officials said a 10-year-old girl and a 66-year-old woman were being treated there, and at least the older woman was in critical condition.
Two officers also were hit by gunfire but not seriously injured.
Cable news outlets have gone to blanket coverage of the horrific crime at the school about 85 west of San Antonio. It has an enrollment of about 600 students. The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District was placed on lockdown amid the incident.
Most of the victims were taken to Ulvade Memorial Hospital, which wrote this on Facebook at 12:47 p.m. PT:
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