At Least 19 kids & 2 adults are killed by a teenage shooter after marching into a Texas Elementary School on Tuesday. This outbreak of massacre in the US is the worst school shooting incident that has happened in a decade. This teenage shooter also killed his grandmother before executing this mass murder. This shocking incident has stunned the nation and the whole world, starting a debate to impose extremely rigid rules and regulations on the use of firearms in the US.
Texas Elementary School Massacre
Texas Department of Public Safety
A spokesperson from the Texas Department of Public Safety has told CNN that, 19 kids and 2 adults were killed in this massacre while not including the killer. Students who were killed were in second, third, & fourth grades aged between 7-10 years, as per the “chief of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Department”, Pete Arredondo, who addressed the reporters about the matter.
Several Other Injured In Texas School Massacre
A Tweet written by University Hospital in San Antonio informed that the hospital has received four patients injured from the shooting in Robb Elementary in Uvalde. They further told, that out of four, a 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl are in critical condition.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital said that from Robb Elementary 15 students were treated in their emergency room, two were transferred to San Antonio for further treatment and the third patient was still pending to be transferred. A person aged 45 years was also being treated in the hospital of Uvalde Memorial who was injured as a bullet scraped him.
Suspect of Texas Shooting
The suspect was identified as Salvador Ramos and was seemingly killed by the police officers, told by Governor Greg Abbott. Two officers were also injured by gunfire, but their injuries were not fatal, the Governor said.
The 18-year-old suspect also killed his grandmother before executing this massacre in Robb Elementary School in the town of Uvalde, Texas, about 130 km west of San Antonio. Authorities said that his motives were not clear and he acted alone.
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President Joe Biden said that the “gun lobby” is to blame for this bloody massacre and pointed out that new strict laws related to the use of firearms should be imposed to put a stop to these shooting incidents in the US.
Biden said on Tuesday night, “As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When in God’s name will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?”
Also said, “It’s been 3,448 days — 10 years — since I stood up at… a grade school in Connecticut where another gunman massacred 26 people including 20 first-graders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Since then, there have been over 900 incidents of gunfire reported on school grounds.”
Further stated, “We can’t and won’t prevent every tragedy, but we know [gun laws] work and have a positive impact. When we passed the Assault Weapons Ban [in 1994], mass shootings went down. When the law expired [in 2004], mass shootings tripled.”
Biden asserted, “The idea that an 18-year-old kid can walk into a gun store and buy two assault weapons, it’s just wrong. What in God’s name do you need an assault weapon for except to kill someone? Deer aren’t running through the forest with Kevlar vests on for God’s sake.”