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2 dead and many children injured in Texas elementary school shooting


More than 12 people were injured in a shooting at a Texas elementary school. The assailant is in police custody, according to the Uvalde Police Department.

By Jesus Jiménez


More than a dozen children were injured in a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon, and at least two people were dead, Uvalde Memorial Hospital said.


The two people who were killed had died by the time they arrived at the hospital, the hospital said on Facebook. Their ages were not immediately released. The conditions of those who were injured were unclear. The Uvalde Police Department said just after 1 p.m. that the assailant was in police custody.


In an earlier update, the hospital said several students from the school, Robb Elementary, were being treated in the emergency room.


Another hospital, University Health in San Antonio, said that it had received two patients, a child and an adult, from the shooting.


Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District said on Twitter that there was an “active shooter” at the school around noon.


The school district said it had designated the DeLeon Civic Center, about a mile and a half from the school, as a reunification site for parents to pick up their children.


Uvalde is a city of about 16,000 people about 84 miles west of San Antonio.


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