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Texas elementary school shooting: Live from Uvalde, Texas
A teenage gunman “barricaded” himself inside a classroom before murdering at least 19 children and two teachers in a shooting at a Texas primary school on 24 Maio, according to an official with the US Department of Homeland Security.
All of the victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, aproximadamente 80 miles west of San Antonio.
O atirador, who has been named as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was reportedly shot dead by an officer who arrived on the scene. Two of the victims were Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia, both teachers at the school.
Investigators are still working to determine the sequence of events during the massacre, in which local law enforcement officers reportedly tried to engage the gunman. A first responder told CNN that it was around 30 minutes before officers “neutralised” the shooter.
Ten children who were killed in the attack have been named, including eight-year-old Uziyah Garcia and Alexandria Aniyah Rubio, Amerie Jo Garza, Makenna Lee Elrod, Xavier Javier Lopez, Jose Flores, Navaeh Brown, Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, Alithia Ramirez and Ellie Lugo, all aged 10.
After the attack, Presidente Joe Biden urged Congress to end the “carnage” of gun violence in America, dizendo: “When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?”
Two elementary-age cousins among the victims
Two of the 19 children who were fatally shot on Tuesday were cousins, according to local television news outlet KHOU.
Family members of third grader Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10, confirmed the death of their daughter, hours after they’d issued an appeal to report her missing.
Third grader Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez had been visiting her fourth grade cousin’s classroom on the day of the fatal shooting
ICYMI: Democratic senator pleads for action on gun violence after Texas massacre: ‘What are we doing?’
Senator Chris Murphy’s remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday afternoon – pleading for any legislative action to combat gun violence and the proliferation of firearms used in mass killings – have resonated across the US as Americans piece together the devastation in Uvalde, somente 10 days after a mass shooting in Buffalo.
‘Why are you here if not to solve a problem as existential as this?’
Congress has no immediate plans for gun control legislation. Schumer instead tells people to ‘cast their vote in November’
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer signaled on Wednesday that the upper chamber of Congress would not even bother bringing legislation addressing gun control and the availability of firearms before November.
He told reporters on Wednesday morning that he saw no hope for reaching a compromise on the issue with Republicans even after Tuesday’s massacre.
“Americans can cast their vote in November,”Ele disse aos repórteres.
Democrats “will continue to pursue this issue on our own” with the assumption that Republicans don’t want to help address the horror, ele adicionou.
O Independente’s John Bowden has more from Washington:
Senate does not have votes to pass legislation addressing what leader calls ‘plague upon this nation’ in floor speech
Ramos’ high school class visited elementary school day before massacre
The gunman’s graduating high school class visited nearby Robb Elementary School the day before the massacre, an annual tradition as part of Uvalde High School’s senior week, according to one student who attended.
Na segunda-feira 23 Maio, graduating seniors visited the school and high fived the students, who attend second, terceiro, and fourth grades. The gunman did not attend the visit.
‘Those kids were so excited to see us in our cap and gown,’ graduating senior says
Gallego lashes out at NRA and Cruz in wake of Texas school shooting: ‘F*** you Ted Cruz’
Iraq War veteran and Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego had nothing but swear words for Senator Ted Cruz and his fellow Arizonan Kyrsten Sinema after after Tuesday’s massacre.
Gallego is considering running against Arizona Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema.
Atualizar: Ten children have been identified
Ten of the 19 children killed during Tuesday’s masacre have been identified.
In a heart-wrenching Facebook post, the mother of Alexandria Aniyah Rubio, 10, memorialised her “beautiful” and “smart” daughter. A close family friend of the Rubio’s confirmed to O Independente that Alexandria, called “Lexi” by friends and family members, was one of the children killed.
Texas officials to host afternoon press conference
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, US Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, Lt Governor Dan Patrick and state and local officials will hold a press conference at 12.30pm CST to provide an update on the state’s response to the massacre in Uvalde.
The briefing will take place at SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center in Uvalde.
Two patients remain in ‘serious condition’ and two others in ‘good condition’, according to San Antonio hospital
University Health hospital in San Antonio reports that a 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl in the hospital’s care remain in “serious condition.”
Another 10-year-old girl and a nine-year-old girl remain in good condition, according to the hospital.
All the pediatric patients have their families with them, the hospital reported.
Uvalde gunman legally purchased two AR-style rifles days before shooting
The gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers in a fourth-grade classroom in Texas purchased two AR-style rifles on May 17 and May 20 from a “local federal firearms licensee,” according to a law enforcement briefing provided to state Senator John Whitmire.
One rifle was discovered in the truck the gunman crashed at the scene, while the other rifle was with him inside the school, according to the briefing.
Sobre 18 Maio, he reportedly bought 375 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition.
He also was wearing a plate carrier with no blassitic armour.
Friends say gunman was bullied, cut his own face and fired a BB gun at people before deadly attack
Salvador Ramos killed at least 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, southern Texas, na terça-feira, funcionários disseram.
Friends and family say he had a difficult home life, that he was bullied over a childhood speech impediment and that he lashed out violently towards both friends and strangers – both recently and over the years.
Read the full story by Gustaf Kilander:
‘He posted videos on his Instagram where the cops were there and he’d call his mom a b****,’ classmate recalls