Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed a killing of children in the Southwestern state. Children in a school are reportedly shot to death by an 18-year-old. The incident allegedly took place in an elementary school in Uvalde, the Robb Elementary.
Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez said 21 dead were confirmed: 19 children and two adults. The killer has been identified: it is Salvador Ramos, a student of Uvalde High School. From what emerges, he was killed in a firefight with agents.
The reasons that prompted the boy to open fire against the children are not yet clear.
US President Joe Biden said: "Another massacre in an elementary school: we know there are parents who will never see their children again. Losing a child is having a piece of soul ripped off. I'm tired, we have to act.
The idea that an 18-year-old could walk into a shop and buy a shotgun is wrong. " Vice President Kamala Harris: "When it's too much is too much, now we need to act. Michelle Obama and I are alongside the families of Uvalde.
But we are also angry. Our country is paralyzed not by fear, but by an arms lobby and a political party who have shown no willingness to act to prevent these tragedies. The time to act, for any kind of action, has run out."
There is still not much clarity on the facts. The killer first shot his grandmother and then had a car accident near Robb Elementary School. He got out of the car with a rifle and a bulletproof vest, he tried to enter the school by overcoming the blockade of some agents: once in the building he opened fire in some classrooms.
The 18-year-old boy was then stopped by the police who killed him on the spot. Little is known about Ramos: he was a high school student in the area and shortly before the massacre he contacted a stranger on Instagram telling her that she had a secret that she wanted to share: "I'm about ..."
The condolences of NBA
NBA players, with their statements, have expressed their condolences, their emotion and disbelief, veros a new crazy gesture that has copied the profound Su USA. Their words came on the sidelines of the playoff game between Dallas and Golden State. Steve Kerr and LeBron James were among those who most denounced this tragedy.