NBC News: 14 students, one teacher killed in Texas elementary school shooting

Texas School-Shooting
Posted at 3:54 PM, May 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-24 17:22:58-04

TEXAS — Fourteen students and one teacher were killed in a shooting Tuesday morning at a Texas elementary school, Gov. Greg Abbott said, NBC News reports.

The suspected shooter, who might have had a handgun and rifle, was fatally wounded by responding law enforcement, he said.

The incident was no longer active Tuesday afternoon. The suspected shooter was 18, authorities said.

Initial accounts indicated 13 children were taken to the emergency room at Uvalde Memorial Hospital after the shooting at Robb Elementary, according to a Facebook statement and hospital CEO Tom Nordwick. Two were transferred and one is pending a transfer, the CEO said in a phone call.

In addition, two people were pronounced dead prior to arriving at the hospital, Nordwick said. Their names and ages were not released.

University Health said in a tweet that it was treating a child and a 66-year-old woman who is listed in critical condition. The condition of the child is not yet known.

A University Health spokesperson said she could not confirm if the patients are shooting victims, but added their injuries are related to the shooting at the school.

The suspected shooter was taken into custody just after 1 p.m. local time, the Uvalde Police Department announced on Facebook. No other details, including the suspect's name and the number of those injured, were disclosed.