At least 21 people are dead, including 19 children, and more than a dozen others injured after a gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, authorities said.
Police said they received notification of an “active shooter” at Robb Elementary School at 12:17 p.m. Tuesday local time and rushed to the site.
Videos shared on social media show scores of armed officers at the scene while others flee the school.
Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting a “horrific tragedy.”
“What happened in Uvalde is a horrific tragedy that cannot be tolerated in the state of Texas. There is swift action being taken by local law enforcement,” he told reporters.
He also said the shooter was 18 years old and is dead.
“It’s believed that responding officers killed him,” he said. “It appears that two responding officers were struck by rounds but have no serious injuries.”
The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are assisting local police with the investigation.
BREAKING: Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting:
– 14 students, 1 teacher killed, per governor Gov. Abbott
– Suspect, local 18-year-old high school student, is dead
– Suspect also shot his grandmother
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CORRECTION: This article has been updated to reflect that the gunman at Robb Elementary School was killed by law enforcement officers. A previous version of this article said the suspect had been arrested.