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Photos: Mass shooting at Texas elementary school

People react outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students were transported after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24.

Marco Bello/Reuters

Updated 11:32 PM ET, Tue May 24, 2022

People react outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students were transported after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24.

Marco Bello/Reuters

An 18-year-old man opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, killing at least 19 students and two adults, officials said.

The shooting took place at Robb Elementary School. The alleged gunman, who officials have identified as Salvador Ramos, is also dead, said Pete Arredondo, the school district’s police chief. Sgt. Erick Estrada of the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the suspect was killed by law enforcement.

Ramos is also believed to have shot his grandmother before going to the school, three law enforcement sources told CNN.

Uvalde County, which is about 85 miles west of San Antonio, had a population of about 25,000 as of the 2020 Census.