Eighteen children have been killed in a shooting at an elementary school in the US state of Texas

Senator Roland Guterres has confirmed that at least 18 children and three adults were killed in a shooting Tuesday at an elementary school in Texas, USA.

18-year-old sniper He was shot by officers, Ulwade told the governor. “He was brutally and incomprehensibly shot,” said Greg Abbott.

The suspect lives in Uvalde He entered the school with a revolver and a gun and opened fire..

Initially, witnesses said 13 children were taken to the hospital, but The number of injured is not yet officially known. The governor added that two policemen had been shot, but their lives were not in danger.

Even the President of the United States The shooting has already been reported. Joe Biden is returning from a five-day trip to Asia, and the president will have received the news inside Air Force One on the plane.

Biden ordered Country flags are flown at half-mast Because of the massacre at the elementary school.

Ted Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, thanked the “heroic police forces” and emergency services on Twitter for intervening during the “horrific shooting.”

Elementary school in Wolde, Texas There are about 600 students in years 2, 3 and 4.

The city is about 120 kilometers from the Mexican border and has a population of about 16,000. Rob Elementary School is located in a modest residential area.

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