Texas school shooting: Video appears to show gunman at school
The killer is believed to have been armed with a handgun and an Ar-15 semi-automatic rifle and was wearing body armour
Video appears to show the moment the suspected shooter arrived at a Texas elementary school before gunning down 19 students and two adults.
The footage, shared on Facebook, appears to show the armed suspect outside Robb Elementary School - which teaches children aged seven to 10 in the city of Uvalde - before he began his massacre around 11.32am local time on Tuesday.
The shooter has been named as 18-year-old, Salvador Ramos.
The teenager, armed with a handgun, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, and high-capacity magazines, is first thought to have shot his grandmother.
He was later shot by law enforcement officials.
One video at the scene appears to show the gunman Salvador Ramos approaching Robb Elementary School in Uvalde... pic.twitter.com/0eAbWfyzU3
— MilneNews.Com (@Milne_News) May 25, 2022
A US Border Patrol official who was nearby when the shooting began rushed into the school and shot and killed the gunman, who was behind a barricade, the Associated Press reported.
Border Patrol is a federal agency that guards US ports of entry.
Two border agents were reportedly shot in an exchange with the gunman - one in the head. Both are thought to be in a stable condition in hospital.
According to CBS News, the attacker was wearing body armour as he carried out the attack.
One of the adults killed was a teacher, who has been named in US media as Eva Mireles. Her page on the school district's website said she has a daughter in college and loved running and hiking.
Several of the pupils have also now been identified.
Fourth-grade student Xavier Lopez, 10, was identified by his family as one of the victims. His mother had attended his awards ceremony just hours before the shooting. A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for his funeral. This has already raised $47,500 at the time of writing.
This is 10-year-old Xavier. His family confirms to @ABC that he was shot and killed at school today in Uvalde, TX. He was in 4th grade. His cousin says, Xavier's mom was at his award ceremony 1-2 hours prior to the shooting, not knowing it would be the last time she saw her son. pic.twitter.com/fDFOH9egFF
— Abigail Ogle (@KOCOAbigail) May 25, 2022
Meanwhile, Uziyah Garcia's family confirmed the nine-year-old as one of those killed. They told NBC 5 that he was due to turn 10 this summer.
Amerie jo Garza, 10, was also killed in the shooting. Her father told ABC News that she had only celebrated her birthday two weeks ago. In a statement, he said: "Thank you everyone for the prayers and help trying to find my baby."
Makenna Lee Elrod, 10, has been identified as one of the victims. Her parents had feared she may not have survived, and a family friend confirmed on Tuesday night that she was among the dead.
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