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Texas school mass shooting: Death toll rises to 20

...an 18 year-old was also killed in the deadly shooting that began at 11.43 a.m.

At least, 18 pupils and two adults have  been confirmed dead in the horrendous mass shooting at a Texas elementary school in Uvalde, the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.

Uvalde is a small city of about 16,000 residents about 80 miles west of San Antonio.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had earlier confirmed 14 pupils and one teacher dead in the shooting by lone gunman, Salvador Ramos, at Robb Elementary School.

Abbott said the shooter, an 18 year-old was also killed in the deadly shooting that began at 11.43 a.m.

Ramos victims were mostly second, third and fourth graders.

He had killed his grandma before storming the elementary school. He was said to be wearing a body armour.

Some of his victims were hospitalized, with some in critical conditions.

According to Gov. Abbott, the shooter abandoned his car and entered the elementary school with a handgun and possibly a rifle.

“He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly 14 students and killed a teacher,” said Abbott.

 

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