The Governor of the State, Greg Abbott, has appeared at a press conference to explain that the attacker was 18 years old.
Texas school shooting
At least 16 people have died this Tuesday, including 14 students and a teacher, from gunshots in a shooting at a school in the town of Uvalde ( Texas, USA ), about 83 miles (133 kilometers) from San Antonio.
Another health center, University Health, has tweeted that it is treating two patients injured in the shooting at that school, a minor and an adult, and that they are being examined.
The adult, a 66-year-old woman, is in serious condition, while the minor’s condition is currently unknown.
The Uvalde Police Department has explained on Facebook that it has arrested the alleged perpetrator of the shooting without offering further details.
The Uvalde School District had previously noted on Twitter that there was an “active” shooting at Robb Elementary School and that security forces had moved into the area.