Teacher and 14 pupils killed in Texas school shooting

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Fourteen pupils and a teacher have been killed in a school shooting in Texas.

The shooting happened on Tuesday at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, around 70 miles west of San Antonio.

A BBC account quotes Texas Governor Greg Abbott as identifying the suspect as an 18-year-old male called Salvador Ramos.

The suspect was armed with a handgun and an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, two law enforcement sources have confirmed to the BBC’s US partner, CBS News.

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He also had high-capacity ammunition magazines when he entered the school, according to the sources.

The suspect is dead, and was believed to have been killed by officers sent to scene.

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According to Abbott, Ramos abandoned his vehicle and went into the school armed with a pistol and possibly a rifle.

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

Credit: The BBC

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