Texas shooting: Death toll rises to 21 in school attack, 18 of them children

Texas shooting: Death toll rises to 21 in school attack, 18 of them children

The number of minors killed this Tuesday in a shooting at an elementary school in the town of Uvalde (Texas, United States) rose to 18, according to official sources cited by the CNN television network.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Erick Estrada told the network that 18 children were killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

For his part, state senator Roland Gutierrez, of the Democratic Party, told the channel that the Texas State Police had informed him that the dead are 18 children and three adults.

Previously, the governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbott, had reported the death of 14 children and a teacher after an 18-year-old broke into the school, where he opened fire on his victims.

The attacker was later killed by police.

Today’s attack is the third deadliest school shooting in the last decade, after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newton, Connecticut, where 26 people were killed; and that of 2018, at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland (Florida), where there were 17 deaths.

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