Shooting in Uvalde | In photos: the pain after the massacre of at least 19 children and two adults in a Texas elementary school

Relatives with their children after the massacre at a school in Uvalde, Texas.

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Once again, America is in mourning for a mass shooting at a school.

Texas state authorities reported that at least 19 students and two adults They lost their lives when an 18-year-old man fired indiscriminately at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a town about 85 miles from San Antonio.

During the first statements after the incident, the governor of the state, Greg Abbott, identified the attacker as Salvador Ramos, 18 years old.

A woman cries while talking on the phone in Uvalde, Texas

A man and a woman hug each other waiting for news


He also confirmed that the young man died, although it is not clear under what circumstances.

According to the state president, Ramos abandoned his vehicle and entered the school with a pistol and possibly a rifle.

Relatives of students at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas cry after a shooting


During a vigil that was held near the school, Karla Bohman, a citizen of Uvalde, told the story of a friend of her family, who still hasn’t heard from her daughter, a student at the school.

“They don’t know if she’s in surgery or one of the fatalities, but they do know she’s a victim of some sort because she doesn’t show up,” she said through tears.

Cheryl Juhasz, another Uvalde resident, added: “An evil like that cannot be understood. It doesn’t matter where it happens, but it’s harder when it happens at home.”

A teacher talks to a mother from a school bus in Uvalde, Texas


Robb Elementary School has an enrollment of about 500 students and almost 90% of them are Latino. The last day of school before summer break was scheduled for next Thursday.

The local police chief, Pete Arredondo, also gave a short press conference on Tuesday and explained that this primary school is attended by boys and girls in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade, which would indicate that the ages of the victims range between 7 and 10 years.

A boy lines up to board a school bus after a shooting in Uvalde, Texas


The authorities warned that the number of fatalities in the incident could increase in the coming hours, given that several injured people were transferred to care centers in the area.

At least two cases are known, that of a 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl, who would be in critical condition at the area university hospital.