Shooting at Texas elementary school leaves 18 children dead, horrifies nation

‘Dark Day’ as Gunman Kills 18 Children at a Texas Elementary School

At least 18 children and at least two adults are dead after a gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, Texas officials said.

The attack happened on Tuesday at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, around 80 miles west of San Antonio

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The number of people confirmed killed in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has risen to 20, according to Sgt. Erick Estrada of the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

The suspect allegedly shot his grandmother before he entered the school. Thursday was meant to be the last day of the school year, according to the school's website.

Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the tragedy at an event Tuesday evening, repeatedly saying “enough is enough.”

A 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were also taken to University Hospital in San Antonio. The hospital confirmed that the 66-year-old is in critical condition.

Uvalde police department officials initially said the suspected gunman was taken into custody at 1:06 p.m. local time.

The shooting at the school where 600 students are enrolled began at 11:32 a.m. 

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