Tuesday, July 5

At least 14 children and a teacher are killed in a shooting at a Texas school

At least 16 people died this Tuesday, including 14 students and a teacher, in a shooting at a school in the town of Uvalde (Texas, USA), where the aggressor also died.

This was stated by the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, at a press conference in which he specified that the attacker was 18 years old. The Uvalde Memorial Hospital health center said in a statement on Facebook that the injured were taken to its facilities by ambulance or bus, while the fatalities had already died on arrival at the hospital.

Another health center, University Health, tweeted that it is treating two patients injured in the shooting at that school, a minor and an adult, and that they are being examined. The adult, a 66-year-old woman, is in serious condition, while the minor’s condition is currently unknown.

The Uvalde Police Department indicated on Facebook that it has arrested the alleged perpetrator of the shooting without offering further details. The Uvalde School District had previously noted on Twitter that there was an “active” shooting at Robb Elementary School and that security forces had moved into the area.