The shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, took place in one classroom. A number of children survived the shooting, but it is not yet clear how many. That says a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Security to various American news media.
21 people, including 19 children, were killed in the shooting on Tuesday. It is the deadliest school shooting in the United States since the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012, which killed a total of 26 adults and children.
The motive of the gunman, 19-year-old Salvador Ramos, is not yet known. Security guards did try to stop him from entering the school. That didn’t work, so Ramos locked himself in a classroom and started shooting around him. He was shot dead when the police managed to enter the room. It seems that Ramos acted alone.
Not much is known about the identities of the victims. The children are between seven and ten years old, American media writes. They tried to escape by smashing windows. A student was killed when he called emergency services about the shooting.